Holtby exits game because of dehydration (video)

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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.