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”.
#CapsProspect Alex Alexeyev would go down at the conclusion of the second period. He would eventually be helped from the ice, but walked to the room under his own power. Caps-Preds tied 1-1 after two periods. pic.twitter.com/GGXGEmgb5E
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) September 8, 2019
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.
“It’s a shame because he sacrificed this summer and he came back (to Washington) as early as anybody.” — Todd Reirden on Alex Alexeyev, who was sent to Hershey today. Alexeyev had been working his way back from a concussion he suffered in the rookie showcase. #Caps pic.twitter.com/28szj4a5Ml
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) September 25, 2019
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.