Capitals Return Dru Krebs, Jake Karabela, Simon Motew, Ryan Hofer, Haakon Hanelt And Alex Suzdalev To Their CHL Teams

The Washington Capitals had the day off on Monday following their 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres on Sunday. However, the team did announce a reduction in the training camp roster.

The Capitals returned Dru Krebs (Medicine Hat), Jake Karabela (Guelph), Simon Motew (Kitchener) and Ryan Hofer (Everett) to their CHL teams:

They also returned forwards Haakon Hanelt (Gatineau) and Alex Suzdalev (Regina) to their Junior team’s on Monday.

All players with the exception of Simon Motew (free agent invite) played in yesterday’s first preseason game. (Review here.)

The re-assignments allow the Capitals prospects to return to their WHL, OHL and QMJHL teams, whose seasons began last weekend.

Suzdalev and the Regina Pats next play Thursday night. Hofer and the Everett Silvertips next game is on Friday. Dru Krebs and the Medicine Hat Tigers next play on Friday as well.

Hanelt and the Gatineau Olympiques next play on Saturday. Jake Karabela and the Guelph Storm next game is on Friday.

The training camp roster is now reduced to 62 players (38 forwards, 18 defensemen and six goaltenders). [Click to enlarge].

The Capitals practices will resume on Tuesday with the Capitals next preseason game set for Wednesday against the Flyers in Philadelphia.

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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14 Responses to Capitals Return Dru Krebs, Jake Karabela, Simon Motew, Ryan Hofer, Haakon Hanelt And Alex Suzdalev To Their CHL Teams

  1. novafyre says:

    Let’s see, you wanted Suds, Dru Krebs, and Hanelt to have another game. You said Hofer had a quiet game. We didn’t get to see the others in-game. Right?

    For a bit of dark humor, the Tampa Bay Lightning are playing the Hurricanes in Raleigh tomorrow night. Home games Wed and Thu have been postponed.

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      I was definitely hoping to see more of Krebs, Hanelt and Suzdalev, but rejoining their teams makes sense. Most preseason camps they are returned in time to make first CHL game, but not this season.

      I’m watching the Hurricane as well, it looks like a bad scenario for Tampa, moving by just to the west. All of the heavy winds and worst storm surge is in the southeast corner.

      • novafyre says:

        yeah, I’m not looking forward to it. I’m in Zone C so should rpt should be beyond the salt water surge but that doesn’t mean out of rain and wind.

        • Jon Sorensen says:

          Ah, I didn’t know you were in SW Florida. Whereabouts? I did about 10 years of work for a project in Bradenton, in my past profession. Love the area.

          • novafyre says:

            Live both off the Beltway in NoVA and in North Hillsborough just as I-275 comes into the county. Why I follow both Caps and Bolts. My sister’s service animal came from Southeastern School in Ellenton.

            • Jon Sorensen says:

              Sounds like mandatory evacuations already under way in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

              • novafyre says:

                All counties are mandating evacuations for some classes of people, some zones. I’m sure that Coop’s and Lavi’s houses in Manatee are under evacuation and probably most of the 10 or so properties that the Laviolette family have in Manatee or Sarasota. They are all near the water. Besides the storm surge, the flooding, the wind damage, I expect large scale outages of power, internet, telephone, maybe even cell for Wednesday and Thursday. Right now, all schools are hoping to be back Friday but I don’t believe them. Many are evacuation shelters so even if they are ok, they would still be in use.

                Amalie Arena is right on Tampa Bay so it could be put out of commission for days as well. Might even have to pump out and remake the ice.

                Still, I’ve been through hurricanes and earthquakes and I’d rather have the hurricanes.

    • Diane Doyle says:

      In the weather “dark humor” department, I recall when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey. If the lockout hadn’t happened, guess what team would have been headed for New Jersey (or would have been in town.) The Hurricanes. (Some Canes fans had pointed that odd fact out as they had done a screen grab of the original schedule before games were cancelled due to the lockout.)

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

  3. DWGie26 says:

    No surprise here and smart to move them on. Good that they got a taste but a lot of other players to look at and make some decisions. I suspect Has will get a jersey again because they need to decide if he gets an AHL contract.

  4. DWGie26 says:

    Started to post and got delayed. Missed all of the Hurricane stuff. They are scary. Been through one when i lived in Raleigh NC (I was an inaugural season ticket holder for Canes).

    Also, we have raised two service dogs for a group called Veterans Moving Forward. To see what Service Dogs do for people in need is amazing!

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