Capitals Claim Axel Jonsson-Fjällby Off Waivers

The Washington Capitals have re-claimed former forward Axel Jonsson-Fjällby off waivers. The Buffalo Sabres placed Jonsson-Fjällby on waivers on Sunday. He will report to AHL Hershey.

The Sabres announced on Sunday that they had waived former Washington Capitals forward Jonsson-Fjallby. Buffalo claimed Jonsson-Fjallby off waivers from the Capitals on Monday, but visa issues prevented him from playing in any preseason games for the Sabres.

He was a late scratch in Saturday’s preseason finale after participating in warmups.

“It’s tough on him, first,” Sabres coach Don Granato said after the Sabres’ 3-1 win over Detroit. “He comes to a team, he thinks he has a chance. We had him penciled in the first game (on Tuesday) and then tonight, it was after warmups, and we just had to pull the plug on it. So, yeah, that’s a tough one for him. It’s unfortunate. The situation and circumstances were out of our control. In that sense, they dictated the situation.”

Fjallby, 23, was a fifth-round draft pick by the Capitals in 2016. He tallied 15 points (10+5) in 31 games with AHL Hershey last season. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Capitals on May 1, 2018, for $860,000 AAV and received a two-year extension on June 7, 2021.

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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8 Responses to Capitals Claim Axel Jonsson-Fjällby Off Waivers

  1. Anonymous says:

    The plan all along? Hard to belief Buffalo didn’t know the visa rules. It’s likely Washington did, and thought no team is crazy enough to claim him.

  2. Mark Eiben says:

    Nice. Hope no one else is claimed today as Caps Pilon and G Fucale could make the team next year…

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