Poti back after missing 2 years

Updated: January 19, 2013, 7:12 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tom Poti is back after missing two years because of injuries.

The Washington Capitals defenseman was in the lineup for Saturday night's season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Poti has battled physical issues, including a lingering groin injury. Poti recently passed a physical and scored one goal in two games during a conditioning stint at Hershey of the AHL.

"It feels good," Poti said after skating with his teammates Saturday morning. "It's nice to know ...

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