PHILADELPHIA – Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby left Tuesday’s practice early after a collision with a teammate. He stretched his left leg for several seconds before leaving the practice, but Capitals Coach Barry Trotz doesn’t “anticipate him not playing” on Wednesday, he said. Holtby was also seen walking around Wells Fargo Center after the practice without any noticeable limp.

“Basically, just got nicked up a little bit and went off,” Trotz said. “We’ll see where he is tomorrow.”

Asked if Holtby will play Wednesday, Trotz said he wouldn’t discuss the roster or the lineup. He later added that he doesn’t immediately plan to recall another goaltender because “I don’t need to,” another sign that Holtby’s ailment likely isn’t too serious.

“When he came out, he told [goaltending coach Mitch Korn], ‘I’ve got to pop out of here for a second,'” Trotz said.

Through three playoff games against the Philadelphia Flyers, Holtby has stopped 91 of the 93 shots against for a .978 save percentage and a 0.67 goals-against average. The Capitals will already be without defenseman Brooks Orpik on Wednesday night, as he suffered an upper-body injury in Game 3 of the series.

If for some reason Holtby were unable to play, Philipp Grubauer would likely get the nod. Grubauer started for Holtby in a first-round series against the New York Islanders last year, when Holtby was ill, and he picked up the win, saving 18 of the 21 shots he faced.