Capitals backup goalie Justin Peters underwent successful surgery on his left knee on Monday, the team reported. No specifics were given regarding what was wrong with his knee or how it was injured.
According to the statement released by the team, Peters is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.
After a lackluster 2014-15 campaign in which Peters played in only 12 games and recorded a .881 save percentage and 3.25 GAA, Peters will have to earn his spot behind Braden Holtby next season. Philipp Grubauer, however, appears to have the inside track on the job after he started in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals last season over Peters when Holtby was out with an illness. Peters will need to be healthy for the start of camp if he has any chance of keeping a spot on the NHL roster.
Peters is entering the final year of his two-year contract with the Caps.