The Washington Capitals reassigned defenseman Christian Djoos to the AHL’s Hershey Bears, the team announced on Saturday morning.
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The 24-year old was held off of the scoresheet and posted a +1 rating in two games with the Capitals before sustaining an upper-body injury in the first period of the team’s 6-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on December 28. Djoos has not played since but participated in the team’s practice on Friday. However, he did not take line rushes.
The Capitals host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington).
From The Caps
The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Christian Djoosto the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Djoos, 25, played in two games for the Capitals this season. In 25 games with Hershey, Djoos has recorded 18 points (3g, 15a) and is tied for 23rd among AHL defensemen in assists.
The 6’0″, 180-pound defenseman played in 45 games with the Capitals last season, recording 10 points (1g, 9a). In 110 career NHL games, all with the Capitals, the Gothenburg, Sweden, native has recorded 24 points (4g, 20a).
Djoos was selected by the Capitals in the seventh round, 195th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. He is the son of former NHL defenseman Par Djoos, who played for the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers and recorded 33 points (2g, 31a) in 82 career games.
By Harrison Brown