Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/30/13
For the third time this season, a member of the Washington Capitals (or said player's agent) has asked to move on from the franchise. This time it is goaltender Michal Neuvirth. Earlier this month the Capitals recalled young netminder Philipp Grubauer from the AHL when Neuvirth was a little dinged up and since then Grubauer has had the lion's share of the work, supplanting Braden Holtby in the past few weeks as the go-to goalie for the Caps. That has left Neuvirth as the third man out, and watching a lot of games from the press box. Neuvirth, who has been with the Capitals for each of his six NHL seasons, isn't pleased with that position. He wants to be a starter in the NHL and the writing is on the wall that he won't really get that chance with the Caps, something that seemed certain to happen a few years back when the Caps traded Semyon Varlamov to Colorado. Neuvirth's agent Patrik Stefan spoke with Adam Vingan of NBC Washington and he made it pretty clear he wants Neuvirth out of DC.
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