Caps Recall Pheonix Copley With Holtby Ailing

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Posted March 22, 2018

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The Washington Capitals announced Thursday that they have recalled goaltender Pheonix Copley from the Hershey Bears before tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.  Copley is not expected to start, but he is 0-1-0 in two NHL appearances.

Capitals star goaltender Braden Holtby is nursing an injury after he collided with Remi Elie of the  Dallas Stars in the third period of Tuesday’s win. Holtby did finish the game. Capitals coach Barry Trotz had this to say after the morning skate in Detroit.

In addition, the Capitals have re-assigned goaltender Adam Carlson from the ECHL’s Kansas City Mavericks to the Bears.