With news breaking yesterday that Washington Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz does not expect Nicklas Backstrom to play in any of the upcoming pre-season games, it came as no surprise today (Sunday) that the Capitals have invited Centerman Derek Roy for a try-out.
The 32-year-old Roy split the 2014-15 season with the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers scoring 12 goals and 32 points in 72 games. If Roy earns a contract with the Capitals, Washington would be his seventh club in five seasons.
Though just 32 years old, Roy has never really been the same since he suffered a severe leg injury during the 2010-11 season. His point totals have sagged pretty much every season since. The Capitals will give Roy a chance during camp to show he still has the ability to produce.