Hockey Mom just got the word from the Caps media staff that the team has recalled Michal Neuvirth from Hershey.
From the team:
The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Michal Neuvirth from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov has sustained a lower-body injury and is day-to-day.
Get better soon Varly! Meanwhile the Caps get set to meet the Buffalo Sabres again tonight, the first meeting since Alex Ovechkin got tossed for boarding Patrick Kaleta. The Capitals have scored 24 goals in their last five games whereas the Sabres have allowed eight goals in their last five games. The Caps also lead the NHL with 3.60 goals per game while the Sabres rank fourth in the NHL with a 2.30 goals against. Washington leads the NHL on the power play with a 24.4% (30-for-127) while Buffalo rank third in the NHL on the penalty kill with an 85.3% (81-for-95). Should be another doozy!
The Caps are also getting some well-deserved attention from the Canadian media. Part of HM's marketing job requires her to monitor Canadian business news (and yes, I usually get stuck on the Canadian newspaper's sports pages - let's be honest here). In doing so, I came across this lovely article from the Globe and Mails' Eric Duhatschek - check it out, can you feel the love?