Holtby exits game because of dehydration (video)


Some bad news for the Metropolitan Division leaders.

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby exited Sunday’s game against the New York Rangers.

Here’s how CSN Mid-Atlantic described the scene:

With 2:18 remaining in the second period, just 14 seconds after conceding his second goal of the game, Holtby skated over to the Caps bench. After a brief discussion with the team trainer and the referees, Holtby headed to the locker room leaving Philipp Grubauer to take over.

According to CSN Mid-Atlantic, Holtby is suffering from “symptoms of dehydration”.¬†This isn’t the first time he’s had this kind of issue.

Holtby started yesterday’s game in Buffalo, but he didn’t face a full workload because he was pulled after allowing three goals on 16 shots.

The 26-year-old has been one of the best (if not the best) goalie in the NHL this season. He has a 28-5-2 record with a with a 1.97 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage this season.

Yesterday’s loss to the Sabres was his first in regulation since Nov. 10.