Fehervary Steps In For Siegenthaler, Samsonov Injured & Vanecek Will Be Recalled; Holtby To Start: News From Capitals’ Morning Skate

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The Washington Capitals held morning skate ahead of Tuesday’s clash against the Los Angeles Kings (7 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Washington). Here is the latest from Medstar Capitals Iceplex.

Fehervary Recall

This morning, the team announced that defenseman Martin Fehervary was recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears. There are no defensemen injuries, but the team wants to see how he looks after half of the season with the Bears.

Fehervary will step in for Jonas Siegenthaler on the third pair with Radko Gudas, according to head coach Todd Reirden.

Samsonov Injury

Rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov left the morning skate with trainers after getting hit in the head from a high shot by captain Alex Ovechkin. Samsonov was removed and did not return for precautionary reasons. Reirden said he will be checked by doctors before tonight’s backup is decided.

Bears netminder Vitek Vanecek will be recalled in advance. Braden Holtby will start for Washington tonight.

Game #941 for #19

Backstrom will only trail Alex Ovechkin (1,137), Calle Johansson (983) and Peter Bondra (961) on the franchise games played list.

Weekly reCAP

Essential Links

Where’s Travis Boyd? Examining Why The Capital Forward Can’t Crack The Lineup (NoVa Caps)

The hits keep coming: The Capitals’ Jonas Siegenthaler wants to be more physical (WaPo)

Capitals’ Prospect Connor McMichael Named OHL’s ‘On The Run’ Player Of The Week (NoVa Caps)

It sounds like Samsonov is going to get more looks – but Reirden won’t call it a goalie ‘competition’ (NBC Sports Washington)

Capital Value: How Is Every Player On The Capitals Living Up To Their Contract? (NoVa Caps)

Q&A: Caps legend Mike Gartner on Alex Ovechkin joining the 700 Club – ‘He might pass everybody’ (The Athletic)

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3 Responses to Fehervary Steps In For Siegenthaler, Samsonov Injured & Vanecek Will Be Recalled; Holtby To Start: News From Capitals’ Morning Skate

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Fehervary in for Siegenthaler 🤔

    • kingofprides says:

      It is a little odd. Maybe it’s just a checkup to see what they have going into the playoffs. Or maybe they’re just trying to keep Siggy fresh with all that PK time he’s clocking. Either way I’m excited – that kid can skate.

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