Sunday afternoon the Washington Capitals waived Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Lucas Johansen, Brett Leason and Henrik Borgstrom, with the intention of re-assigning the players to AHL Hershey. The moves were made in order to meet the NHL’s 23-man roster deadline set for 5:00 PM on Monday.
The Winnipeg Jets claimed forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby and the Anaheim Ducks claimed forward Brett Leason. Lucas Johansen and Henrik Borgstrom cleared waivers and will report to Hershey.
#NHL waiver claims (Oct. 10): Josh Mahura (FLA), Connor Ingram (ARI), Jarred Tinordi (CHI), Axel Jonsson-Fjallby (WPG), Brett Leason (ANA).
So #caps lose two guys off waivers – Leason and Jonsson-Fjallby.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) October 10, 2022
Jonsson-Jallby was drafted by the Capitals in the 5th round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He was waived and claimed by the Buffalo Sabres last season, but subsequently waived by Buffalo and reclaimed by the Capitals.
Leason was drafted by the Capitals in the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Leason played his final season of junior hockey with Aliaksei Protas in Prince Albert. Protas was drafted in the third round of the same draft, but made this years Capitals roster.
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