Washington Capitals Make Additional Roster Cuts

The Washington Capitals made their fourth set of roster cuts on Thursday, sending  three additional players to their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears

Goaltenders Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vancecek and forward Sergei Shumakov were re-assigned to Hershey. In addition, Tyler Lewington and Michael Sgarbossa, who were placed on waivers on Wednesday, cleared waivers on Thursday and will report to Hershey.

The moves leave the Capitals with just two remaining goaltenders in camp, Braden Holtby and Pheonix Copley, who will most likely start the season as the Capitals starter and backup, while Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek will most likely be the starter and backup in Hershey.

Thursday’s moves leave just 30 players remaining on the training camp roster. The Capitals will need to be down to 23 players by 5:00 pm this coming Tuesday.

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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3 Responses to Washington Capitals Make Additional Roster Cuts

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lets see what happens with Shummer!

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