Thursday, January 28, 2010

Theodore Misses a Start

A bit of a goaltending scare for the Washington Capitals this week, when the team had to recall Braden Holtby from the AHL, because Jose Theodore had to leave Tuesday night's game with a lower-body injury after the second period. The team was already without Semyon Varlamov to a lower-body injury and hasn't seen any action from him so far in 2010, but the loss of Theodore was just making a few people a tad uncomfortable. On Wednesday night, it was third-string keeper, Michal Neuvirth, who took to the crease against the Anaheim Ducks, performing admirably in a 5-1 win.

Word out of Caps camp on Thursday morning is that the injury to Theodore was indeed minor and the keeper has deemed himself fit for Friday's contest, barring any rebuttal from the medical staff saying otherwise.

ImplicationsSo, all in all, it does look like Theodore missed out on one start, a start he may not have had anyways, especially on a back-to-back night situation. Let's call it little or no effect on John B.'s team in the Draft, as he currently sits in 15th spot in the standings.

On the Sheet, missing only one start shouldn't have too much of an effect on the most popular goalie in Box 32. Theodore, taken 12 times this year, ranks 4th in the box with 33 points his season, but there shouldn't be too much concern, if he's ready to start on Friday night.

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