Holtby made three saves on three shots in relief in a 5-3 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. Holtby had missed the previous three games under COVID-19 protocols before coming on in relief of Jake Oettinger on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Holtby had been decent prior to missing time, as he has gone 6-8-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .920 save percentage this season. The former Capitals starting netminder should have a shot at increased playing time in the second half now that he's healthy again.
Holtby exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday. Holtby has posted a 6-8-1 record with a 2.56 GAA and a .920 save percentage over 17 appearances this season. The 32-year-old could defend the cage as soon as Tuesday's contest against Montreal at home. Anton Khudobin is likely to be reassigned upon Holtby's return.
Holtby was designated for the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday. Holtby has posted a 6-8-1 record this season with a 2.56 GAA and a .920 save percentage. He is doubtful to appear in Wednesday's contest with Seattle. A call-up may be required to play the backup spot to netminder Jake Oettinger as Ben Bishop (knee) has been ruled out indefinitely.
Holtby stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Blues on Sunday. Holtby was unable to get his seventh win of the season, falling to St. Louis despite a strong performance. After holding the Blues scoreless in the first and second periods, the netminder gave up two power-play goals in quick succession in the third to Ryan O'Reilly and Jordan Kyrou.
Holtby will start between the pipes Sunday against St. Louis, per Lou Korac of NHL.com. Holtby has posted a 2-3-0 record with a 3.18 GAA and a .902 save percentage since Dec. 6. The 32-year-old allowed three goals, saved 30 shots and took home a loss against the Blues in their last meeting.
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