Capitals Recall Michael Sgarbossa, Zach Fucale From Taxi Squad


On Friday, the Washington Capitals announced they have recalled forward Michael Sgarbossa and goaltender Zach Fucale (goaltender exemption) from the taxi squad.

The recall comes after several moves this morning, including center Nicklas Backstrom being placed on injured reserve and netminder Vitek Vanecek, who made the trip but missed this morning’s skate, out with a last-minute illness. Ilya Samsonov will start tonight with Fucale backing up.

Per taxi squad rules, if a club has fewer than two goaltenders on its active roster who are able to play in the club’s next regular-season game due to injury or illness, it will be permitted to recall a goaltender immediately without the club playing the previous game with fewer than two goaltenders.

The Capitals face the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center Friday night (8 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington, NHL Network).

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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2 Responses to Capitals Recall Michael Sgarbossa, Zach Fucale From Taxi Squad

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    So does VV have the same ailment as Nicky and TJ?

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