Capitals’ Defensive Prospect Alexander Alexeyev Reassigned To Hershey

The Washington Capitals announced Wednesday morning that they have reassigned defenseman Alexander Alexeyev to Hershey.

Alexeyev has not participated in regular training camp activities due to an injury he sustained during the Capitals prospect tournament in Nashville on September 8th. He has been out with an “upper body injury”.

Alexeyev skated for the first time on September 21st (here), but has been limited to reduced workouts.

Capitals bench boss Todd Reirden met with the media following Wednesday’s practice, and discussed Alexeyev’s injury and subsequent reassignment.

The Capitals current training camp roster now sits at 34 players.

There will be no additional cuts today. The remaining 34 players will make the road trip to Chicago and St. Louis.

The Capitals visit the Blackhawks tonight (preview here) and the Blues on Friday in St. Louis. The team will spend Thursday, an off day, in St. Louis.

The Hershey Bears began their 2019 training camp on Monday.

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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2 Responses to Capitals’ Defensive Prospect Alexander Alexeyev Reassigned To Hershey

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Nothing boring about Caps’ training camp 2019!

    Hershey Bears will have a roster overflowing with former-NHLers, almost-NHLers, and should be in the NHL-ers. Some of the other AHL teams are like that too … but Hershey’s starting lineup would stack up well to a bottom-ten NHL team. No Pressure, Coach Carbery!

    Let’s get Alexeyev healthy again. I’d like to see him on the Big Club sometime this season

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