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Topic - Hershey
With seven healthy defensemen, the Caps have sent Patrick Wey back to the Hershey Bears.
Rookie defenseman Patrick Wey has invited his family to see his NHL debut against the Nashville Predators tonight on CSN.
Three Americans and two Swedes are among the Caps prospects bidding for spots in the World Junior Championships.
Center Brooks Laich stayed off the ice for the eighth straight day, raising concerns about his long-term health.
The Capitals recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears three days after his agent requested a trade.
The agent for Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has asked the Capitals to trade him, saying it's the 'only humane thing to do'
The Capitals are listing Michal Neuvirth as 'day-to-day' with a lower body injury.
Capitals coach Adam Oates wonders why the Capitals stopped playing after falling behind by two goals.
The agreement on the shutdown and the debt ceiling is no guarantee that lawmakers and the White House will behave. They are addicted to spectacle and hand-wringing political theater that garners press coverage, while masking inactivity or indecision.
When Schmidt signed with the Capitals last season and was sent to Hershey of the AHL, Oleksy provided something that really helped Schmidt out. When Schmidt was recalled by the Caps last week, Oleksy was there to help again.
Sometime over the next 10 days, before they open their season against the Blackhawks in Chicago, the Caps have some things to figure out in regard to Tom Wilson.
The Capitals and top prospect Tom Wilson face a dilemma. At 6-foot-4 and 217 pounds now, Wilson appears physically ready for the NHL at just age 19. But if it's apparent during training camp in September that his game still needs seasoning then Wilson must get it in the Ontario Hockey League, where the best teenage players in North America ply their trade.
With the amateur draft looming Sunday and free agency set to begin July 5, the Capitals are focused on their future first before they turn to tying up remaining loose ends on the current roster.
Traffic snaked into the Giant Center here, an arena usually accustomed to hosting Hershey Bears hockey games, on the last Friday evening in May, with lines of vehicles packed tighter than the Beltway at rush hour.
Perhaps the early struggles and late run to the playoffs should have been predictable for a rookie head coach, especially given the lockout and shortened training camp. In looking back at his first season running a team, Adam Oates might take all summer to hone his craft for next year and beyond.