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Caps' Halak Won't Face Former Team Blues


Jaroslav Halak won?t be in goal for Washington tonight when the Caps try to keep their playoff hopes alive against Halak?s ex-team, the St. Louis Blues.

The reason why Halak?s been passed over in favor of Braden Holtby, though, remains a mystery.

A piece on CSN Washington suggested Halak was keen to face his old club ? ?I played there four years, I know these guys,? he said. ?Obviously, I?m looking forward to going back there,? ? but in explaining his decision to start Holtby, Caps head coach Adam Oates suggested the Slovakian netminder actually asked out of the start.

For more on this story visit: Mike Halford, NBC Sports


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