October 19, 2020

Caps Practice Update: Neuvy still out, Sabourin up

The Washington Capitals recalled Dany Sabourin from AHL Hershey today to back up Tomas Vokoun tonight against the Ottawa Senators.  Michal Neuvirth, still day-to-day with an undisclosed lower body injury, is not practicing and presumably won’t dress for the game.  Braden Holtby, who backed up Vokoun in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime win over Pittsburgh, where Vokoun knocked away 39 of 41 shots, will stay with Hershey to play against Norfolk tonight in Hershey.

Caps fans should read nothing into this latest turn on the goalie carousel.  The Caps want Holtby to play as much as possible, and he can’t do that backing up Vokoun here in Washington.  Sabourin is in this organization for this very purpose — to cover for minor injury on the big club and back up Holtby in Hershey.

Dany Sabourin at Training Camp wearing his “Hockey Fights Cancer” helmet (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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