Capitals goalie Braden Holtby day-to-day with knee injury

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is listed as day-to-day with a knee injury after he "tweaked something" on Tuesday, coach Barry Trotz told the Washington Post.

Holtby was flexing and stretching his knee after a collision during the third period of Tuesday's home game with the Dallas Stars.

"We're just trying to make sure he's OK," Trotz said. "He's doing fine. You saw, he was moving around fine and took the majority of the shots. Didn't want Stretch in the net."

Philipp Grubauer will start Thursday night's game in Detroit, and the Capitals recalled Pheonix Copley from Hershey of the AHL.

Copley has a 2.25 goals against average with the Hershey Bears, a .924 save percentage and two shutouts in 41 games. It is the first time this season that the team has had to recall a goaltender.

Holtby has a 3:03 GAA and a save percentage of .906 this season for the Caps, who stand in fourth place in the Eastern Conference playoff seedings with eight games left in the regular season.