A scary moment occurred in Wednesday morning’s Capitals practice ahead of Game Four in Toronto. Marcus Johansson accidentally skated into Braden Holtby, causing the two players to collide.
Holtby was struck in the head.
Video via CSN Mid-Atlantic
That does not look good.
The practice went dead quiet after the collision.
Holtby got run into at Caps skate … everyone went dead silent for a moment … Braden seems to be OK now pic.twitter.com/jkOG1YnTaV
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) April 19, 2017
According to Pierre LeBrun, Holtby laughed it off when speaking to reporters after the morning skate.
Holtby laughed about the morning skate scare (Johansson running into him). Says he’s fine.
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 19, 2017
Barry Trotz admitted to being very concerned.
Trotz said his heart stopped for a second when he saw Holtby go down. Holtby says he's fine after getting bumped by Mojo.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) April 19, 2017
Everyone apparently is fine, but I won’t lie to you and say I didn’t have a minor heart attack while reading a tweet like this.
Braden Holtby is down.
— David Alter (@dalter) April 19, 2017
Injuring your goaltender in practice ahead of the biggest game of the season would be such a Caps thing to do.
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