The Washington Capitals will start rookie netminder Ilya Samsonov over a struggling Braden Holtby on Wednesday versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, but head coach Todd Reirden insists the decision is not worth reading into.

"It's not a goaltending controversy at this point. Braden's our No. 1 goalie," Reirden said after the team's morning skate, per Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.