The Washington Capitals announced their second round of roster cuts from their 2018 training camp on Saturday.
Mathias Bau, Grant Besse, Hampus Gustafsson, Beck Malenstyn, Mason Mitchell, Brian Pinho, Kris Bindulis and Tobias Geisser were all released to the Bears. The moves will allow the players to relocate to Hershey in time for the start of Bears camp.
The Capitals also released Mark Simpson from his tryout.
The following players have been return to AHL Hershey: BAU, BESSE (AHL contract) GUSTAFSSON, MALENSTYN, MITCHELL, PINHO, BINDULIS, GEISSER. Capitals also release SIMPSON from tryout agreement. Updated roster here: https://t.co/ysb69UyH3Y
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) September 22, 2018
The Capitals roster is now down to 43 players: 24 forwards, 13 defensemen and six goaltenders.
The Capitals next preseason game is Tuesday when they visit the Blues in St. Louis.