Re-“enforcer”-ments? – Zach Sill called up from Hershey

After sustaining an injury in a fight with Nicolas Deslauriers of the Buffalo Sabres, Michael Latta’s will likely sit out tomorrow night’s game at home versus the Sabres.

In need of insurance, the Caps have recalled tough guy Zach Sill. Sill signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals in the offseason after spending time with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs. In a 2014-15 matchup between the Caps and Pens, Sill and Tom Wilson had a nice scrap:

Sill, 27, has registered four points (one goal, three assists) and 96 penalty minutes in 83 career NHL games with Pittsburgh and Toronto. The 6’1”, 202-pound forward earned his first NHL point with an assist on Jan. 13 against Minnesota and scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 21 against Chicago. Sill made his NHL debut on Nov. 16, 2013, at New Jersey. He was signed by Washington as a free agent on July 16, 2015.

Sill earned nine points (two goals, seven assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 30 games with Hershey (AHL) this season. The Truro, Nova Scotia, native served as an alternate captain for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) in 2013-14 and helped lead the team to the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs. In 2010-11, Sill recorded AHL career highs in games played (80), goals (11), assists (19), points (30) and plus/minus (+16). Sill has tallied 82 points (35 goals, 47 assists) and 345 penalty minutes in 307 AHL games with Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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