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The Washington Capitals placed forward Sergei Shumakov on unconditional waivers for purposes of contract termination, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post.
Caps are placing Sergei Shumakov on unconditional waivers. Means they’re parting ways. @ChrisKuc reported first.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) December 6, 2018
The Capitals signed Shumakov, 26, to a one-year contract on September 1. He arrived at training camp late due to visa issues.
Shumakov did not make the Capitals roster and was assigned to the AHL’s Hershey Bears after a few rounds of cuts.
Last season with CSKA Moscow of the KHL, Shumakov scored 40 points in 48 games, which translates into 51 points in the NHL in a full 82 game season. He tied for his team lead in points and +/- (+28), was second in goals (17) and assists (23).
Shumakov tallied three goals, four points, and a +3 rating in 10 games in Hershey this season.
The native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, also home to Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov, will likely be headed back to the KHL in a matter of days.
By Harrison Brown