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Ailing Capitals call up another forward, Paul Carey, from Hershey

Ailing Capitals call up another forward, Paul Carey, from Hershey

With T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson ailing, the Capitals have recalled forward Paul Carey, CSN has learned.

Carey will join the Caps in Montreal, where they face the Atlantic Division-leading Canadiens on Monday night.

Oshie scored the only goal for Washington in its 1-0 win over the Senators on Saturday but left the game late in the second period with an upper body injury.

Wilson, meanwhile, sustained a lower body injury when he blocked an Erik Karlsson shot on a third period penalty kill. Wilson finished the game, but, like Oshie, was unable to practice Sunday in suburban Montreal.

If Oshie and Wilson are unable to suit up at Bell Centre, they’ll be replaced by Liam O’Brien, who was recalled Friday, and Carey, who has appeared in three games for Washington this season. Earlier Sunday, Coach Barry Trotz said the team was in "wait and see" mode with Oshie and Wilson.

The Caps have been the healthiest team in the NHL this season, having lost just nine man games. Their next five games are against Montreal, Pittsburgh, Central Division-leading Chicago, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh again.

MORE CAPITALS: Oshie and Wilson both miss practice

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NHL releases potential Game 7 start time

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NHL releases potential Game 7 start time

If the Caps-Maple Leafs series goes past Game 6 tonight, fans officially now know the start of Game 7. 

Sunday morning, the NHL announced the start time for a potential final game in the series. 

Caps fans presumably would prefer to not have to deal with a Game 7, but if they have to, now they know when it would start. 

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Braden Holtby officially named one of three finalists for 2017 Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby officially named one of three finalists for 2017 Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby is officially in the running to repeat as the top goaltender in the NHL.

On Saturday afternoon, the Capitals' goalie was named as a finalist for the 2017 Vezina Trophy, per the NHL release.

The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL's top netminder based on regular-season play.

Holtby — who won the award in 2016, joins Canadiens goalie Carey Price — the 2015 winner — and with Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky.

The sixth-year Saskatchewan native finished the regular season with a 42-13-6 record in 63 starts. He recorded nine shutouts and had a 2.07 goals against average and entered the postseason with a .925 save percentage.

Holtby finished the regular season with the league lead in shutouts and wins, and ranked second in GAA and third in save percentage.

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