Capitals Place Garrett Pilon, Zach Fucale On Waivers

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The Washington Capitals announced on Sunday that center Garrett Pilon and goaltender Zach Fucale have both been placed on waivers with the intention of sending both to the AHL’s Hershey Bears. The deadline to submit the 23-man opening night roster for each team is Monday at 5 PM ET.

Pilon, 23, earned four goals and 16 points in 14 AHL games last season and made his NHL debut in a 2-1 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers on May 8. The Capitals selected him 87th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Fucale, 25, went 9-2-0 with a .932 save percentage, a 1.80 goals-against average, and a shutout with the Bears last season. The Montreal Canadiens drafted him 36th overall in 2013.

The Capitals’ roster is now at 24 players. If center Nicklas Backstrom (who has not skated since May due to a hip injury) is placed on injured reserve, that would put the Capitals at the limit.

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The Capitals, who open the regular season on Wednesday against the New York Rangers (7:30 PM ET, TNT), lost left-wing Axel Jonsson-Fjallby to the Buffalo Sabres (first on order) via waivers last week.

By Harrison Brown

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6 Responses to Capitals Place Garrett Pilon, Zach Fucale On Waivers

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    And now Buffalo has put AJF back on waivers.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sure hope they clear. Both players are part of Capitals future plans.

  3. hockeydruid says:

    Backy to LTIR and they are at the number they need tobe at. It is alsotime for Hagelin to moveonalthough I dont see how with 2 years left on his contract.

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