Former Caps goaltender Braden Holtby stuck at border with two tortoises

Alexa Shaw
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Braden Holtby stuck at US-Canadian border with two tortoises originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Braden Holtby could use a save.

The beloved former Washington Capitals goaltender is currently stuck at the US Canadian border with the family's two tortoises, Honey and Maple. 

Holby's wife, Brandi, posted to Twitter in the hopes of one of her followers having a connection with US Federal Fish and Wildlife Services to help push export papers along. 

According to Brandi's tweet, they obtained an import permit, but didn't know they needed an export permit. 

The latest update is that the FWS is aware and working on resolving the issue. 

"I will let you know when they are safely in Canada sipping Double-Double and sharing Timbits," she tweeted. 

Holtby signed a two-year deal with Vancouver in October, ending his Stanley Cup-winning tenure in DC.