While it's still possible that Michal Neuvirth could play against the Pittsburgh Penguins despite missing Wednesday's practice with a lower-body injury, Tomas Vokoun is ready to bounce back from his lackluster debut as a Capital whenever he gets the chance.

Vokoun did not say whether he expected to face the Penguins in net Thursday, though, even with Neuvirth's absence at practice.

"I'm preparing for when they tell me to play, I'll play and vice versa," Vokoun said. "You're preparing even if you don't play. Nothing changes for me.