WASHINGTON (AP) -The Washington Capitals have recalled Braden Holtby from Hershey of the AHL, and he will be available for Wednesday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks.
The move was made because two of the Capitals top goaltenders are hurt.
Jose (JOH-say) Theodore left after the second period of Tuesday night's win over the New York Islanders with a lower body injury and is day to day. Semyon Varlamov (sihm-YOHN var-LAH-mahf) has been sidelined since early December with knee and groin injuries.
The injuries leave Michal Neuvirth (NOY-vihrt), who began the season in the minors, as the current starter for the top team in the Eastern Conference.
To make room for Holtby, the Capitals assigned defenseman Karl Alzner to Hershey.