September 28, 2020

Washington Capitals Assign 21 Players to Hershey Bears

Capitals Assign 21 Players to Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned 21 players to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and loaned forward Tom Wilson to Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

The players assigned to Hershey, Washington’s AHL affiliate, include forwards Mike Carman, Stanislav Galiev, Garrett Mitchell, Danick Paquette, Mattias Sjogren, Matt Clackson, Zach Hamill, Ryan Potulny and Ryan Stoa; defensemen Brett Flemming, Tomas Kundratek, Dmitry Orlov, Cameron Schilling, Dustin Stevenson, Kevin Marshall, Patrick McNeill and Garrett Stafford; and goaltenders Brandon Anderson, Philipp Grubauer, Braden Holtby and Dany Sabourin.

In addition, Washington has loaned Wilson to Plymouth (OHL).

The 11-time Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears will celebrate their 75th AHL season in 2012-13, and are scheduled to open training camp on Sept. 30.

Braden Holtby stretching during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Mattias Sjogren – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)



Neuvirth suffering from bruised foot, cuts practice short

Goalie Michal Neuvirth revealed this morning after an aborted attempt at practice for the Washington Capitals that he is suffering from a bruised right foot, injured during the morning skate before the Caps game with Tampa Bay on Oct. 10.  The 23-year old netminder has missed the last three games and from the sounds of his quotes after practice today, he won’t be back anytime soon.

Michal Neuvirth during a practice at Kettler (Stock Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

“It’s a lot of pain when I’m putting my skates on, and that’s the worst,” Neuvirth told reporters this morning.  “I can’t really push on the ice or anything like that. I feel a lot of pain right now.” [Read more…]

Caps Practice Update: Neuvy still out, Sabourin up

The Washington Capitals recalled Dany Sabourin from AHL Hershey today to back up Tomas Vokoun tonight against the Ottawa Senators.  Michal Neuvirth, still day-to-day with an undisclosed lower body injury, is not practicing and presumably won’t dress for the game.  Braden Holtby, who backed up Vokoun in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime win over Pittsburgh, where Vokoun knocked away 39 of 41 shots, will stay with Hershey to play against Norfolk tonight in Hershey.

Caps fans should read nothing into this latest turn on the goalie carousel.  The Caps want Holtby to play as much as possible, and he can’t do that backing up Vokoun here in Washington.  Sabourin is in this organization for this very purpose — to cover for minor injury on the big club and back up Holtby in Hershey.

Dany Sabourin at Training Camp wearing his “Hockey Fights Cancer” helmet (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

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