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 passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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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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