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By SI Wire
February 06, 2015

The Washington Capitals haved recalled goalie Philipp Grubauer from their American Hockey League affiliate, the team announced Friday. He is expected to start Friday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks, according to The Washington Post

The Caps are still looking for a dependable backup to starter Braden Holtby. Justin Peters has started eight games and is 2-5-1 with an .870 save percentage and 3.58 goals-against average.

The Capitals signed Peters to a two-year free agent deal in July after he spent five seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes backing up Cam Ward. Peters had a .904 save percentage and 3.05 GAA in 68 career games for Carolina. He was 7-9-4 in 20 starts and one relief appearance in 2013-14, posting a .919 save percentage and 2.50 GAA.

Winnipeg Jets place forward Evander Kane on injured reserve​

Grubauer, a 23-year-old German, is up with Washington for the first time this season after playing in 17 games last season. He was 6-5-5 with a .925 save percentage and 2.38 GAA.

Grubauer, a fourth-round pick in 2010, played 29 games for the Bears this season. He was 16-9-4 with a 2.03 GAA and .924 save percentage.


- Phil Watson

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