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Michal Neuvirth Injury Update: Capitals Goaltender Day-To-Day

Washington Capitals' goaltender Michal Neuvirth sustained a left leg injury in the second period of the Caps 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Neuvirth bent back on his left leg when Marco Sturm fell on him in the second period. He lay prostrate on the ice before gingerly skating off, unable to put much weight on the leg. Head coach Dale Hunter said after the game that Neuvirth is day-to-day:

Via Stephen Whyno of The Washington Times:

But the concern remains about Neuvirth, whom coach Dale Hunter called "day-to-day" with a lower body injury.

"We don't know much right now," Hunter said. "We don't know nothing until tomorrow."

Neuvirth has played well recently, and the injury could be a big blow with only one game remaining before the playoffs start next week. As Whyno notes, Dany Sabourin would be the next goalie in line to be recalled.

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