Capitals loan G Neuvirth to AHL for conditioning
Backup goalie Michael Neuvirth is being loaned by the Washington
Capitals to their AHL affiliate in Hershey for a conditioning
program after missing time with a lower-body injury.
The Capitals announced the move Thursday.
Neuvirth hasn’t played for the Capitals since Nov. 22. A week
later, he missed a scheduled start after hurting himself when he
stepped on a puck during warmups.
In seven games with Washington this season, Neuvirth is 2-3-1
with a 2.83 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
In 128 career NHL games, all with the Capitals, he is 57-38-12
with seven shutouts, a 2.67 GAA and a .910 save percentage.
Washington plays at the Florida Panthers on Friday.