The Washington Times - September 25, 2011, 12:22PM

Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau likes a small group as the preseason winds down, so it was no shock to see a handful more guys get sent to the Hershey Bears on Sunday.

The Caps sent goaltender Braden Holtby, defensemen Patrick Wellar and Danny Richmond and forwards Christian Hanson, Ryan Potulny and Matthew Ford to the Bears just in time for the start of that camp Monday.

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Hanson, Potulny and Richmond will have to clear waivers.

After these cuts, the Caps are down to 29 players in camp (not counting Tom Poti) – 17 forwards, 10 defensemen and two goalies. The full list is below:

Goalies

29 Tomas Vokoun

30 Michal Neuvirth

Defenseman

4 John Erskine (still not taking contact)

6 Dennis Wideman

27 Karl Alzner

44 Roman Hamrlik

46 Patrick McNeill

52 Mike Green

55 Jeff Schultz

62 Sean Collins

74 John Carlson

81 Dmitry Orlov

Forwards

8 Alex Ovechkin

15 Jeff Halpern

17 D.J. King

19 Nicklas Backstrom

20 Troy Brouwer

21 Brooks Laich

22 Mike Knuble

25 Jason Chimera

26 Matt Hendricks

28 Alexander Semin

33 Mattias Sjogren

42 Joel Ward

50 Cody Eakin

56 Chris Bourque

85 Mathieu Perreault

90 Marcus Johansson