Capitals’ Christian Djoos Clears Waivers, Gets Assigned To AHL Hershey

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The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday that defenseman Christian Djoos has cleared waivers and has been sent to the AHL’s Hershey Bears a day after they waived him.

Djoos, 24, posted a goal, 10 points, and a +9 rating in 45 games during the regular season. He missed 23 games in the middle of the year due to thigh surgery. When healthy, Djoos rotated with Jonas Seigenthaler on the third defensive pair for a majority of the time before the Capitals acquired Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings on February 22. He was held to just a -3 rating in three games during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Djoos also played two games with the AHL’s Hershey Bears on a conditioning stint in February.

The Capitals selected Djoos with the 195th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. In 108 career NHL games (all with the Capitals), Djoos has recorded four goals, 24 points, and a +22 rating.

Djoos recorded an assist and a +5 rating in 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games during the Capitals’ run to the Stanley Cup in 2018.

He was awarded a one-year, $1.25 million contract by a neutral arbitrator on July 24.

With Djoos not on the NHL roster, Seigenthaler will play in the Capitals’ lineup on Wednesday against the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center (8 PM ET, NBCSN).

Forwards Liam O’Brien and Michael Sgarbossa, who were also waived on Monday, cleared and will start the season with the Bears.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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