The Ducks just announced that their all-star goalie Jonas Hiller will in fact not start tonight due to dizziness and light-headedness, and has been placed on injured reserve for the second time in the last three weeks due to his condition. Instead, the Capitals will face career backup Curtis McElhinney tonight at the Honda Center. McElhinney is no slouch, having compiled a 2.85 GAA, .912 Save%, and 2 shutouts in 12 starts, six of them wins, but he is not Hiller, who is one of the best goalies in the league. Check back later for updates on injured Caps Mike Green and Eric Fehr.
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