He has no word yet on who will likely be Braden Holtby‘s backup when play resumes soon. Vancek reiterated how important it will be to stay ready and prepared if a situation arises.
The 24-year old Czech expressed how it’s a “great” feeling being a part of the Capitals’ quest for a second Stanley Cup. “[I’m] so happy I can be with this organization,” Vanecek said. He noted that it is a “tough situation” given current circumstances. “We will see what happens.”
During the four-month stoppage, Vanecek spent time in the Czech Republic. He mentioned having some opportunities to get on the ice a few times. Vanecek worked with his goalie coach once a week. Midway through week two of training camp, Vanecek said he is “feeling pretty good”.
By Della Young