Notes from Thursday's practice.
The backup goaltender will be eligible to return to the lineup Saturday against Nashville.
Holtby finished with 35 saves in a game he wasn't supposed to appear in.
A last-minute switch in net for Washington.
Braden Holtby anchored the Capitals for the bulk of the season, but GM George McPhee insists there is no hierarchy in net.
The Capitals will turn to the same goaltender, who started in the last game of the previous year’s playoffs for the first contest of the following spring, for the first time since Olie Kolzig did so back in 1999-00 and 2000-01.
The backup goaltender signs a two-year contract worth $5 million -- meaning he'll be making more money than starter Braden Holtby.
Rest is all well and good but Braden Holtby would rather be in the Capitals net. He'll be back there Thursday night with a start against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Coach Adam Oates explains why the Capitals will turn to Michal Neuvirth tonight in Montreal.
Braden Holtby stops 35 shots against the Islanders in what was his 10th consecutive start. The 23-year-old netminder has started 27 of Washington's 37games this season.