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Caps' Halak Won't Face Former Team Blues

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

The reason why Halaks 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, Im 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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