Capitals Assign Connor McMichael and Beck Malenstyn To Hershey, Designate Nicklas Backstrom Injured Non-Roster


The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that they have assigned Connor McMichael and Beck Malenstyn to AHL Hershey. The team also announced they have designated Nicklas Backstrom to injured non-roster.

The move could be a paper transaction to save salary cap space. Teams had to cut roster to 23 players and meet salary cap ceiling by 5:00 PM today. The salary cap “hit” is tabulated each day at 5:00PM. (1/200 x each player’s annual salary). By making a “paper” move, McMichael and Malenstyn are not counted against today’s cap “hit”, and can be recalled tomorrow morning.

We will know more tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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 Civil 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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7 Responses to Capitals Assign Connor McMichael and Beck Malenstyn To Hershey, Designate Nicklas Backstrom Injured Non-Roster

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just a paper transaction.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beck has to clear waivers. 😬

  3. hockeydruid says:

    Think that Connershould be back before the first game. If no then they are going to play Oshie at C or Lapiere. Not good but them Im not the coach.

  4. Diane Doyle says:

    I presume Connor gets recalled for Wednesday’s morning skate — unless Ovi can really and truly come back.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I think it shows our pipeline is fine… Protas, Leasson and Becks arent far off…

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