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Good morning, Caps fans. Everything is fine on this lovely spring gameday morning except your franchise goalie is sick. Alex Prewitt reports that Braden Holtby isn’t feeling well today. We don’t know exactly what that means yet, but the Capitals have recalled Philipp Grubauer from the Hershey Bears.
At least Caps fans are having fun with it.
— Brandon B (@Bzett) April 17, 2015
— Baillie (@hiccupingduck) April 17, 2015
— Jenn Sigwart (@terpgrrl) April 17, 2015
— Logan City Couture (@tiredmouths) April 17, 2015
Maybe Holtby just has the sniffles and he’ll play tonight. Maybe he’s got what my grandma calls the “north and south” and he can’t even leave the bathroom. Maybe Grubauer starts tonight. Maybe Peters. We’ll find out soon.
Holtby has a .923 in 73 games this season. His backup, Justin Peters, is .881 in 12 games. Grubauer, who might or might be tonight’s starter, has a .920 in 1 NHL game and a .921 in 49 AHL games.
So, yup. Have a pleasant work day.
Philipp Grubauer is manning the starter's side net for morning skate. Would appear the contingency plan would be he starts Game 2.
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) April 17, 2015
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