Connor McMichael Joins Capitals Taxi Squad; Craig Anderson Added To Roster


Washington Capitals prospect Connor McMichael officially completed his mandatory seven-day quarantine this past weekend. As a result he was able to join the team on Thursday, the Capitals first home practice since returning from their four-game road trip.

McMichael was added to the team’s taxi squad, which means he can practice and workout with the team, but does not count against the Capitals salary cap. He would need to be officially recalled to the active roster in order to play in a game.

Anderson was added to the Capitals roster in the absence of Ilya Samsonov, who was added to the league’s COVID-19-absences list on Wednesday.

McMichael finished his work with Team Canada on January 5th and reported to Washington a week later. Like all players who traveled internationally to Washington, he was required to quarantine for seven days and pass four consecutive tests for the COVID-19 virus.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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3 Responses to Connor McMichael Joins Capitals Taxi Squad; Craig Anderson Added To Roster

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    Welcome to the team, Connor, if only for the taxi squad today. And officially welcome to Anderson.

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    Reminder: This season only, CHL prospects under the age of 20 are allowed to play in AHL while their CHL team is on hold due to COVID-19.

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