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With Michal Neuvirth ill, Capitals recall goaltender Philipp Grubauer for Philly game

Hershey Bears goalie Philipp Grubauer stops a shot on front of the goal against the Connecticut Whale during the first period of an AHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Lebanon Daily News, Chris Knight) HARRISBURG OUT

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Hershey Bears goalie Philipp Grubauer stops a shot on front of the goal against the Connecticut Whale during the first period of an AHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Lebanon Daily News, Chris Knight) HARRISBURG OUT

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Philipp Grubauer from Hershey of the AHL.

The Capitals brought in Grubauer on Wednesday morning because Michal Neuvirth is ill. He was expected to serve as the backup for Braden Holtby for the road game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old Grubauer has a 6-4-1 record in his rookie season with Hershey.

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