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.
#Caps recall G Ilya Samsonov from the Hershey Bears (AHL); re-assign G Craig Anderson to Taxi Squad and G Zach Fucale to Hershey
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 19, 2021
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