Washington goalie Michal Neuvirth placed on injured reserve
A pregame injury forces the Caps backup goalie to the bench.
“My understanding is he stood on a puck as he first came out,” Caps coach Adam Oates told the paper. “Lights come on, he went out, stepped on a puck.”
In his stead Friday, normal starter Braden Holtby was thrust into action, and video coach Brett Leonhardt was briefly signed to act as Holtby's backup.
2nd intermission for Stretch. pic.twitter.com/Yj14X2UJ7u— Sergey Kocharov (@SergeyKocharov) November 30, 2013
The team has since called up Phillipp Grubauer to replace Neuvirth on the roster.
Neuvirth has appeared in seven games this season, compiling a record of 2-3-1.
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