Michal Neuvirth was on the ice for roughly 15 minutes this morning with goaltending coach Dave Prior ahead of the Capitals’ scheduled practice. It’s believed to be the goaltender’s first on-ice session since he suffered an apparent injury to his left leg on April 5 against Florida.
The 24-year-old Czech was skating lightly and appeared to be testing out the injury, which based on his movements could possibly be a groin or hip problem.
The Capitals haven’t offered much in the way of updates on Neuvirth’s status since he left that contest against Florida early in the second period. On Saturday in New York, though, Coach Dale Hunter made it sound as though Neuvirth’s condition isn’t serious.
“He’s just day to day,” Hunter said Saturday. “It’s not bad.”
The Capitals have recalled Dany Sabourin from the Hershey Bears. Not all that surprising, considering Neuvirth didn’t look all that comfortable this morning.