Ilya Samsonov Re-assigned To Capitals Taxi Squad, Pheonix Copley Re-assigned To Hershey Bears

The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday morning that they have re-assigned goaltender Ilya Samsonov from the Hershey Bears to the Capitals taxi squad and re-assigned goaltender Pheonix Copley from the Capitals taxi squad to the Hershey Bears.

While in Hershey Samsonov made two starts, one against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on February 24 and one against the Binghamton Devils on February 26. He stopped 40 of 47 shots for a .851 game save percentage in the two games.

Samsonov has played in just two games for the Capitals so far in the 2020-21 NHL season, before he was 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 in his two appearances. Samsonov returned from the COVID-related absences list on February 8th.

Samsonov was previously sent to Hershey on February 14. He went 1-0-1-0, stopping 46 of 52 shots for a 2.95 GAA and a .885 save percentage in the two games played. The Capitals recalled Samsonov from Hershey on February 21.

The Capitals begin a two-game set with the New Jersey Devils Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM. Game two is set for Sunday at 3:00 PM.

The Hershey Bears host the Binghamton Devils Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM.

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 Ilya Samsonov Re-assigned To Capitals Taxi Squad, Pheonix Copley Re-assigned To Hershey Bears

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s time to give him a shot. Give him three goals. Pull him on the 4th, if it happens.

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