Capitals recall Skipjacks' Kolzig

December 06, 1990

The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Olaf Kolzig from the Baltimore Skipjacks of the American Hockey League yesterday.

Kolzig (6-5-1), who has allowed 40 goals, made 291 saves and compiled a 3.64 goals-against average with the Skipjacks, was to be the backup to the Capitals' Don Beaupre against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.

Kolzig, who is expected to be returned to the Skipjacks in time for tomorrow's game against the Hershey Bears at the Baltimore Arena, was recalled because Mike Liut still is bothered by a pulled groin muscle.

Kolzig is the third Skipjack to be promoted to the National Hockey League this week. Left wing Steve Maltais (19 goals, 17 assists) and center Alfie Turcotte (nine goals, 24 assists) joined the Capitals on Monday.

"We'll re-evaluate the situation on Thursday [today]," Capitals coach Terry Murray said. "Both of us [the Capitals and Skipjacks] have games Friday and Saturday, so some decisions will have to be made."

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