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Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been suspended three games for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, a ban he will serve while on injured reserve because of lingering issues from offseason surgery for a broken right foot.
The league said Thursday the suspension will be in effect Sunday when the Cowboys visit Washington. After Dallas’ open week and a home game against Tennessee, the final game of the ban will be Nov. 11 at Philadelphia.
But Williams will miss at least three more games after that while on injured reserve. His first possible game is Dec. 9 at home against the Eagles.
Williams was arrested in May on a charge of public intoxication in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, where team headquarters is located. The case was dismissed after Williams completed a state-mandated alcohol awareness education course.
Williams was ineffective before being placed on IR, as he mustered just two catches for 18 total yards over the Cowboys first two games. Dallas will also be without wide receiver Tavon Austin on Sunday when they face the Washington Redskins. Austin is suffering from a groin injury, and expected to be out multiple weeks.
NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux contributed to this story.
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The Washington Capitals (3-2-1, 7pts) are coming off of an overtime thriller at home over the Rangers thanks to Matt Niskanen's crafty timing.
Through the first six games of the season, Washington is undefeated on Wednesdays, yet has failed to win consecutive games. The Caps hope to change that trend Friday night at home vs. the Florida Panthers (0-2-2, 2pts).
The Panthers have yet to win a game this season, with each of the four games being decided by just one goal. The Panthers have no problem scoring, netting at least five goals in two of the first four games, but have failed to seal the deal. This is where the defending Stanley Cup champions will need to capitalize.
Only the Maple Leafs (33) and Hurricanes (33) have scored times more than the Capitals (24). Washington has a clear advantage in firepower. The biggest key to victory is keeping the space in front of Braden Holtby clean as a whistle. If the Caps control their goalmouth, they should have no issues dispatching the Panthers.
Here is everything you need to know about the Friday night game, which takes place at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
CAPITALS-PANTHERS GAME: HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: Friday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals-Panthers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
Live Stream: Watch Capitals vs. Panthers on the NBC Sports Washington live stream page and the NBC Sports MyTeams App.
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7, 106.7 The Fan FM
CAPITALS-PANTHERS TV SCHEDULE:
6:00 PM: Caps FaceOff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: NHL: Florida Panthers at Capitals
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
CAPITALS vs. PANTHERS INJURY REPORT:
Capitals: Travis Boyd (OUT, IR), Tom Wilson (OUT, Suspension)
Panthers: Michael Haley (OUT, Leave of Absence), Roberto Luongo (OUT, MCL injury), Mike Matheson (OUT, Suspension)
CAPITALS vs. PANTHERS PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Evgenii Dadonov, W, Panthers: Dadonov is leading the Panthers this season with two goals and two assists on the season.
John Carlson, D, Capitals: Carlson had a heck of a game vs. the Rangers Wednesday night with a goal and two assists. The Capitals practiced faceoffs in practice leading up to Wednesday night's game and all of the practice paid off with Carlson's goal coming right off the faceoff from Backstrom.
CAPITALS vs. PANTHERS SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time Meetings: 123
All-Time Series Record: 64-50-9
Playoff Record: N/A
Last Meeting: Panthers beat Capitals 3-2 (2/22/2018)
Last 10 Meetings: Tied 5-5
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