Capitals Re-assign Mike Sgarbossa to Hershey

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The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Mike Sgarbossa to the Hershey Bears of the AHL, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. 

The move likely signals the pending return of Nic Dowd or Carl Hagelin from injured reserve.

The Capitals are off today, and don’t play again until Wednesday, so additional “paper” transactions could also be made to address current salary cap constraints.

The Bears are in Providence to face the Bruins this afternoon.


Sgarbossa, 27, has played in two games for the Capitals this season, averaging 8:07 TOI per game. In 50 career NHL games between Washington, the Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche, Sgarbossa has recorded 10 points (2g, 8a).

6’0”, 185-pound forward leads Hershey this season with seven goals and 14 points (7g, 7a) in 17 games. Last season with Hershey, the Campbellville, Ont., native was one of 13 players in the AHL to record 30 goals. In 404 career AHL games between Hershey, the Manitoba Moose, the Springfield Thunderbirds, the San Diego Gulls, the Norfolk Admirals and the Lake Erie Monsters, Sgarbossa has recorded 278 points (109g, 169a) and was an AHL All Star in 2013.

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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1 Response to Capitals Re-assign Mike Sgarbossa to Hershey

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Good to see Mike Sg get a few games with the Caps. Not flashy enough to unseat any veteran Cap. But I did see him squash a NYR defenseman when nobody was looking. And no bonehead turnovers

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