Capitals recall Neuvirth from Hershey

Capitals recall Neuvirth from Hershey
December 18, 2013, 11:00 am
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Philipp Grubauer’s cup of coffee with the NHL appears to be down to its last sip.

Earlier today the Capitals recalled goaltender Michal Neuvirth from his conditioning stint with the Hershey Bears of the AHL.

With Braden Holtby, Grubauer and Neuvirth all on the Caps’ roster, look for Grubauer to be returned to the Bears, where he went 4-4-1 with a 2.43 GAA and .917 save percentage before getting recalled by the Caps following a lower body injury to Neuvirth on Black Friday.

Grubauer, 22, went 3-0-1 with a 2.06 GAA and .937 save percentage in four appearances during Neuvirth’s absence.

Neuvirth, 25, has appeared in seven games with the Caps this season, posting a 2-3-1 record with a 2.83 GAA and a .912 save percentage. In 128 career NHL games with the Capitals, Neuvirth is 57-38-12 record with seven shutouts, a 2.67 GAA and a .910 save percentage.

Neuvirth appeared in one game with the Bears during his conditioning loan, registering 33 saves in Hershey’s 7-4 win over Binghamton on Dec. 14. Neuvirth won two Calder Cups with Hershey, leading the Bears to back-to-back AHL championships in 2009 and 2010.

 

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