Capitals Recall Ilya Samsonov, Re-assign Craig Anderson To Taxi Squad And Zach Fucale To Hershey

The Washington Capitals announced on Friday that they have recalled Ilya Samsonov from Hershey. The team also announced that they have re-assigned goaltenders Craig Anderson to the taxi squad and Zach Fucale to Hershey.

While in Hershey, Samsonov played in two games going 1-0-1-0. He stopped 46 of 52 shots for a 2.95 GAA and a .885 save percentage.

Samsonov has played in two games for the Capitals so far in the 2020-21 NHL season, before being added to the NHL’s COVID-related absences list in January 20. He was 1-0-0-1 with a 3.36 GAA and a .868 save percentage. Samsonov returned from the COVID-related absences list on February 8th and was re-assigned to Hershey on February 14.

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 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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2 Responses to Capitals Recall Ilya Samsonov, Re-assign Craig Anderson To Taxi Squad And Zach Fucale To Hershey

  1. Joe says:

    I’ve been saying all season, Anderson needs to play a game or three if the Caps are really going to rely on him when he gets thrown to the wolves again

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      I agree with you, Joe. 100%. If for no other reason than to give Vitek a break for a game or two. I have to believe Laviolette and the coaches weren’t convinced Anderson could step in and give the Caps the same chance to win as to go with Vanecek time after time. It’s the only plausible reason I can conjure.

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