A Confusing Morning In Toronto: Capitals Coach Todd Reirden Comments On This Morning’s Roster Moves

Capitals head coach Todd Reirden met with the media this morning following Capitals practice. Reirden clarified this mornings roster/management moves. “Right now there’s a lot of movement going on, especially for teams that are salary cap strapped like we are”, said Reirden in his post-practice presser.

Reirden stated that earlier in the day the organization originally decided to put Dmitrij Jaskin on waivers, then “we changed our minds” and notified Devante Smith-Pelly during practice that he was being waived. The decision was made “organizationally”.

When asked if he anticipated any additional moves to come, Reirden stated that “there’s lots going on right now…lots of moving parts right now, in a number of moving spots”.

It’s highly likely that the move paves the way for an additional move or moves to follow before Monday’s 3:00 PM trade deadline. One could also surmise that the original announcement made by the Capitals organization regarding Dmitrij Jaskin was rescinded because the Capitals may have been notified by another team that they had an interest in Jaskin. We will likely never know the reason for the unusual switch, but something obviously changed.

By Jon Sorensen

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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