Capitals News: Team Debating Path For Justin Peters

Washington Capitals backup goalie Justin Peters hasn't seen the ice since November 29th as starter Braden Holtby has dominated the crease.

However, with some back-to-backs coming up on the schedule and with Holtby needing some rest, Peters should see the ice again soon. Washington is deciding how they want to get him ready for his first action in over a month.

The Capitals could put him on the ice Thursday against Philadelphia, keeping the pattern of playing Peters on the second-half of back-to-backs, where five of his seven starts have come.

The other option is to send Peters to Hershey, letting him to start two of three straight games for the Bears on a conditioning loan, which would agreement requires the player’s approval under the NHL's collective bargaining agreement. Peters would start for Hershey on Thursday and Saturday in that scenario, allowing him to shake off some rust.

“I wasn’t aware of that, but that’s definitely a possibility,” Peters said. “It’s been a while since I played in a game. I feel like tomorrow, if I have to get in there, I can get in there and help the team.”

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