Capitals Place Aaron Ness on Waivers

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During practice yesterday, Christian Djoos not only returned to practice but was skating with the team in a regular navy blue contact jersey. Djoos missed the last six games with an upper-body injury. With the Capitals off until Thursday night, a return to game action for the young defensemen is imminent. However the Caps had this issue: their roster was already at the 23-player max, meaning they had to make a roster move. On Tuesday afternoon, they placed Aaron Ness on waivers

Ness only appeared in eight games this season, recording one assist while spending much of the season as a healthy scratch. He hasn’t seen game action since Nov. 7 at Buffalo and spent the last nine games watching from the press box.

Here’s how waivers work for those not familiar with the term: once you place someone on waivers, it gives other NHL teams 24 hours to claim him. Ness was placed on waivers at noon so we’ll know at noon on Wednesday if another team claims him. If nobody picks him up, Ness will be sent to Hershey.

Djoos status for Thursday night is still unclear. While he partook in a full practice yesterday we’ll have to wait and see if Trotz puts him in again Wednesday morning during the team’s practice at 10:30 a.m. After the Capitals’ morning skate, we should know whether or not he’ll play that night against the Kings.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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