The Capitals reassigned Braden Holtby to Hershey on Friday, but that doesn’t mean that the goaltender couldn’t be recalled to Washington again if Michal Neuvirth is still unable to go on Saturday against Ottawa.

Hershey is playing in Norfolk tonight, so he’s not far away if needed. There should be an update on Neuvirth, who is not on the ice for practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, after this morning’s workout.

The only other player missing from Friday’s practice is Jay Beagle, who left Thursday’s game with the Penguins after being knocked out in a fight by Arron Asham.