Sunday, March 15, 2009

This Just In - Caps Recall Pothier and Varlamov, Assign Neuvirth to Hershey

It just flashed across the bottom of the screen on NHL Network, the Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Brian Pothier and goaltender Simeon Varlamov, to make room on the roster they assigned goaltender Michal Neuvirth to Hershey.

Last night against Wilkes Barre Varlamov had 29 saves on 31 shots. Pothier was +1 with 5 shots on goal during his 4 game conditioning stint in Hershey. Varlamov is 18-6-0-1 in 25 games in Hershey this season and 2-0 with the Capitals. His AHL SV % is 0.910 and his GAA is 2.47, he has had 2 shutouts at Hershey this season.

First of all it's just great to see Brian Pothier continue his comeback after such a tough concussion-related injury last year. Second, it's great to be seeing the Caps bench getting longer at just the right time of the season.

Welcome back Brian and...


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