Caps recall Holtby from minors, start him vs. SJ
The Capitals announced the call-up about 1 1/2 hours before Monday night's game against San Jose, then later listed Holtby in the lineup. It's his first NHL appearance since March 26 last season.
Holtby went 10-2-2 with a 1.79 goals-against average for Washington as a rookie in 2010-11, winning his last five starts.
Washington's No. 1 goalie, Tomas Vokoun, missed a second consecutive game because of illness. Michal Neuvirth started in goal for Washington on Sunday in a 3-2 loss at the New York Rangers.
Also Monday, Washington recalled forward Joel Rechlicz from Hershey and listed him in the lineup against the Sharks.