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Holtby will start against the Panthers on Thursday.

Holtby turned in another disappointing effort on Tuesday, allowing four goals on just 19 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Lightning. He is currently enduring one of the worst stretches of his season, going winless in his last four starts with 19 goals against and an .848 SV%. He’ll look to get back on track tonight in a decent matchup against the Panthers.

Source: Ted Starkey 02/22/18, 7:04 pm EST

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Holtby was in the starter's crease at the Capitals' morning skate on Thursday.

Holtby turned in another disappointing effort on Tuesday, allowing four goals on just 19 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Lightning. He is currently enduring one of the worst stretches of his season, going winless in his last four starts with 19 goals against and an .848 SV%. He’ll look to get back on track tonight in a decent matchup against the Panthers.

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 02/22/18, 1:58 pm EST

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Holtby is expected to start Tuesday against the Lightning.

Holtby was lit up for six goals on 33 shots in the Capitals’ 7-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday. It was the third straight loss for Holtby, while backup Philipp Grubauer has logged back-to-back wins for the Caps. If he has another questionable performance tonight he could be at risk to losing more playing time to Grubauer. Unfortunately for Holtby, he’s matched up against the league’s highest-scoring team in the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Source: Brian McNally 02/20/18, 6:35 pm EST

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Grubauer will start against the Sabres on Monday.

Grubauer stopped 32 of 34 shots in the Capitals’ 5-2 victory over the Wild on Thursday. Monday will mark Grubauer’s third appearance in as many games, after he allowed one goal on 11 shots in relief of Braden Holtby in Saturday’s 6-1 loss to the Blackhawks. He draws a great matchup this afternoon in Buffalo.

Source: Joe Yerdon 02/19/18, 1:10 pm EST

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Holtby will start in Chicago on Saturday.

Holtby allowed four goals on 44 shots in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Jets. It was the second straight loss for Holtby after a disappointing 5-4 loss to the Red Wings on Sunday. He’s got a good chance to get back in the win column tonight against the struggling Blackhawks.

Source: @Capitals 02/17/18, 9:16 pm EST

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Holtby will start Tuesday in Winnipeg.

Holtby surrendered five goals on 29 shots in the Capitals overtime loss to the Red Wings on Sunday. It definitely wasn’t Holtby’s best outing, but he’ll get right back between the pipes tonight in Winnipeg. The 28-year-old hasn’t been as consistent as he has been in recent years, but still remains a strong No.1 fantasy option. Tonight’s matchup is not ideal, so consider your other options if they have better matchups.

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 02/13/18, 1:05 pm EST

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The Capitals have signed Lars Eller to a five-year extension worth $17.5M ($3.5M AAV).

Eller was set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason but signs a five-year extension for the exact same cap-hit he already had ($3.5M). Eller has enjoyed the best offensive season of his career to-date, as he’s on-pace for a career-high in goals (17), assists (26) and points (43) after picking up 11 goals and 17 assists (28 points) in his first 53 games of 2017-18.

Source: @Capitals 02/10/18, 10:56 am EST

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Holtby will start Friday vs. the Blue Jackets.

Holtby allowed two goals on 39 shots in the Capitals win in Columbus on Tuesday. Holtby has won three of his last four starts while posting a 3.43 GAA and .904 SV%. He hasn’t been great, but he’s done enough to get the W’s. Tonight he faces the Blue Jackets for the third time this season—he has gone 2-0-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .932 SV% in the first two meetings of the season.

Source: @Capitals 02/9/18, 1:56 pm EST

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