Michal Neuvirth Injures Right Leg During Warm-Ups (Video)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth was expected to play his eighth game of the season on Black Friday, but that did not happen. Neuvirth suffered an injury while skating out to the ice during warm-ups.

Speaking with Caps goaltending coach Olie Kolzig at the bench, Neuvirth pointed to his right knee. He was then helped off the ice and into the locker room, favoring his left leg.

With the injury, Braden Holtby becamethe Capitals’ starting goalie against the Montreal Canadiens. Caps video coach Brett Leonhardt took the back-up slot– just like he did back in December 2008.

During the first period, CSN’s Al Koken reported that Leonhardt would only join the team on the bench unless he is needed, as he has to fulfill his existing duties working video.

  • Bob

    at this point it doesnt matter who is in net because the goalie will get hung out to dry by the d

  • OlietheGoalie

    Put Olie in.

  • Red

    I feel bad for complete lack of Neuvy love. Get well soon buddy….and stay well (please?).