Capitals Recall Holtby and Rechlicz

The Washington  Capitals announced on Monday night that both goaltender Braden Holtby and forward Joel Rechlicz have been recalled to the Capitals. Both  players have spent the majority of their season with the Capitals minor league  affiliate, the Hershey  Bears.

Goaltender, Braden Holtby has had a solid season thusfar for Hershey, posting  a 18-11-1 record along with a 2.55 goals against average and a .909 save  percentage. Holtby appeared in 14 games for the Capitals last season  posting a solid 1.79 goals against average along with an outstanding, 10-2-2  record.

Joel Rechlicz plays the role as an enforcer for the Bears logging  only one assist in 29 games played along with 198 penalty minutes. Rechlicz was  recalled by the Capitals earlier in the year for a short stint, appearing in  only two games.

Rechlicz will wear number 54 for the Capitals and Holtby will wear number  70.

Both these recalls will most likely hold a short stay with the Capitals,  before returning to Hershey.

The Washington Capitals play three games this upcoming week against the San  Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning.



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