Caps Goalie Braden Holtby Out for Game 2 With Illness

Washington Capitals starting goalie Braden Holtby will miss Game 2 against the New York Islanders because of an illness.

Rookie Philipp Grubauer will start the second game of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Friday night after being recalled from Hershey of the AHL earlier in the day, the Capitals said.

Grubauer played in only one NHL game all season, Washington's 3-2 shootout victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 6.

The 23-year-old German is 7-6-5 with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 20 career appearances for the Capitals.

The Capitals did not say exactly what was wrong with Holtby, who played in Washington's 4-1 loss to the Islanders in Game 1 Wednesday night but hasn't practiced since.

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