August 19, 2022

Caps injury news: Green to LTIR; Eakin up from Hershey

The Washington Capitals this afternoon recalled forward Cody Eakin from AHL Hershey and placed defenseman Mike Green on Long Term Injured Reserve, eligible to return Feb. 1, according to multiple sources quoting a team spokesperson.

Green has battled a reported groin injury for much of the season.  He tried to return last week, but the return lasted just four and a half periods before he was forced to sit again.  Because to the LTIR designation, Green’s $5.25 million salary is removed from the cap, giving the team greater flexibility making personnel moves.

This is obviously more bad news for Green, who is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season.

Eakin, 20, has bounced back and forth between Washington and Hershey this season on several occasions. He has collected six points (three goals, three assists) and a plus-two rating in 19 NHL games this season. He made his NHL debut on Nov. 1 vs. Anaheim and recorded his first NHL point (an assist) and scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 4 at Carolina.  

 Eakin has recorded 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 18 games with Hershey in the AHL this season.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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