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“I want to play the best minutes I can play, whether it is 15 or 25, and I want to help in whatever situation I am needed,” he said. “I want to be mentally prepared and physically prepared for all of it. I think this summer took care of the physical part, and I am working on the mental part.”

Note – The Caps on Thursday assigned forwards Andrew Gordon, Oskar Osala and Kyle Wilson to Hershey.