Capitals’ Travis Boyd Clears Waivers, Gets Loaned To AHL Hershey


Washington Capitals forward Travis Boyd has cleared waivers and been loaned to the AHL’s Hershey Bears. The team waived him and assigned defenseman Martin Fehervary to the Bears on Sunday afternoon in an effort to make room under the NHL salary cap for center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who will play in the Capitals’ game against the Dallas Stars (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) after missing the first three games due to suspension (inappropriate conduct), and defenseman Michal Kempny, who is getting closer to playing after having hamstring surgery on April 2 and could play against the Stars.

Boyd, 26, posted five goals, 20 points, and a +6 rating in 53 games with the Capitals last season but was a healthy scratch for all but one of the team’s Stanley Cup Playoff games. The free-agent signings of forwards Garnet Hathaway and Brendan Leipsic in addition to forward Chandler Stephenson’s strong training camp pushed Boyd down the offensive depth chart. He has not appeared in any of the team’s first three games.

The Capitals selected Boyd in the sixth-round (177th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. In 61 career NHL games, he has recorded five goals, 21 points, and a +8 rating.

Boyd appeared in one game during the Capitals’ Stanley Cup run in 2018, Game 6 of the second-round when center Nicklas Backstrom was out with a hand injury, but was held off of the scoresheet.

In 216 career AHL games, Boyd has recorded 53 goals, 166 points, and a -3 rating.

By Harrison Brown

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5 Responses to Capitals’ Travis Boyd Clears Waivers, Gets Loaned To AHL Hershey

  1. Anonymous says:

    Will see how this pans out. Will Stephenson drop back to last years player now that their isn’t any competition or will he keep up his training camp effort?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Two last home games not what I would call sixty minutes of hockey played. If so overtime wouldn’t have been necessary. Certainly not happy with Capitals coach Todd Reirden! Lackluster behind the bench, not fiery enough, stoic by nature. And doesn’t seem to communicate well behind the bench during the game. Release ASAP very important to do so!

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