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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday morning that they have placed forward Carl Hagelin on long-term injured reserve and center Nic Dowd on injured reserve. Both have missed the past six and three games, respectively, with upper-body injuries. In addition, center Nicklas Backstrom will miss Wednesday’s game at the New York Rangers with an upper-body injury.
Since long-term injured reserve requires a player to miss at least 10 games if placed on it, Hagelin is eligible to return on December 3 at the San Jose Sharks. Dowd can come off of injured reserve tomorrow.
Forwards Beck Malenstyn, Michael Sgarbossa, defenseman Tyler Lewington, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov were recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears for reinforcements. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek was assigned to Hershey. (More here)
The Capitals will almost certainly also miss forward Garnet Hathaway, who had a hearing Wednesday morning with the NHL after spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson in the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Ducks on Monday.
The Capitals announced that all three forwards are listed as day-to-day.
By Harrison Brown