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Capitals Recall Goaltender Michal Neuvirth from Conditioning Loan with Hershey

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Michal Neuvirth from his conditioning loan with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Neuvirth, 25, has appeared in seven games with Washington this season, posting a 2-3-1 record with a 2.83 GAA and a .912 save percentage. In 128 career NHL games with the Capitals, the 6’1”, 201-pound goaltender has posted a 57-38-12 record with seven shutouts, a 2.67 GAA and a .910 save percentage.

Neuvirth appeared in one game with the Bears during his conditioning loan, registering 33 saves in Hershey’s 7-4 win over Binghampton on Dec. 14. Neuvirth won two Calder Cups with Hershey, leading the Bears to back-to-back AHL championships in 2009 and 2010. The Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, native was named the recipient of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy in 2009, awarded to the AHL’s playoff most valuable player.

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