Capitals Recall Sill from Hershey

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The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Zach Sill from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

No mention was made as to the reason for the call-up. The move could be related to Jay Beagle’s injury last night, or could be a move to rest a starter tonight. We should know more from Coach Trotz’s pre-game presser tonight at 5:30 PM.

From Caps press release:

Sill, 27, has scored one goal in nine games with the Capitals this season. He made his Capitals debut on Dec. 20 against Buffalo and scored his first Capitals goal on Jan. 10 against Ottawa. Sill has registered five points (two goals, three assists) and 98 penalty minutes in 92 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, Toronto and Washington. He was signed by Washington as a free agent on July 16, 2015.

Sill has earned 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) and 49 penalty minutes in 60 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). He has tallied 92 points (40 goals, 52 assists) and 364 penalty minutes in 337 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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