Capitals Re-assign Christian Djoos To AHL Hershey

The Washington Capitals reassigned defenseman Christian Djoos to the AHL’s Hershey Bears, the team announced on Saturday morning.

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 25-year old defenseman has recorded three goals, 18 points, and a +7 rating in 25 games with the Bears this season. He spent each of the previous two seasons with the NHL club but was scratched for the final four games of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. He underwent thigh surgery on December 14 and finished with a goal, 10 points, and a +9 rating in 45 games during the 2018-19 campaign.

Djoos earned an assist and a +5 rating during the Capitals’ Stanley Cup run after being scratched the first two games.

He was placed on waivers prior to opening night and was awarded a one-year, $1.25 million contract by a neutral arbitrator as a restricted free agent on July 24.

In 110 career NHL games, the Capitals’ 2012 seventh-round pick has earned four goals, 22 points, and a +22 rating.

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

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