For the second time in as many weeks, the Washington Capitals have recalled rookie goal tender Phillip Grubauer from the AHL Hershey Bears.
Grubauer made his NHL debut on Feb. 27 against the Flyers and stopped all 14 shots. Grubauer came in relief of Braden Holtby. He has recorded a of 8-4-1 with a 1.99 goals-against average, a .930 save percentage in 14 games with Hershey.
Grubauer's return to Washington. Caps backup goaltender Michal Nuevirth was not on ice this morning. Meanwhile, Holtby is slated to make his 11th consecutive start tonight.