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With the Hershey Bears’ elimination from the Calder Cup Playoffs this past weekend, the Caps called up goaltender Dany Sabourin, forward Cody Eakin and defenseman Sean Collins to be so-called “Black Aces.”

Their purpose is to provide more bodies for practice; it would take a torrent of injuries for any of them to get into the lineup. Recently signed college free agent defenseman Cameron Schilling also is practicing with the Caps but is not eligible to play because his NHL contract does not begin until next season.