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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday that they have placed T.J. Oshie, John Carlson and Beck Malenstyn on injured reserve and recalled Sonny Milano, Garrett Pilon and Lucas Johansen from the Hershey Bears.
The Capitals have placed T.J. Oshie, John Carlson and Beck Malenstyn on IR and shifted Connor Brown to LTIR, the team announced.
They’ve recalled forwards Sonny Milano and Garret Pilon as well as defenseman Lucas Johansen from their AHL affiliate Hershey in corresponding moves.
— Matt Weyrich (@ByMattWeyrich) November 2, 2022
John Carlson and T.J. Oshie were both injured in Saturday night’s game with the Predators (more on injuries here.). Oshie was subsequently ruled out “indefinitely” while Carlson was listed “day-to-day.” Both have missed the Capitals last two games.
Beck Malenstyn was recalled on October 19 following the injury to forward Connor Brown. He was injured blocking a shot during the first period of last night’s game against the Vegas Knights. He left the game and did not return.
Hell of a block by Malenstyn but man, that can’t feel good pic.twitter.com/JuGWfyfjzS
— Matt Weyrich (@ByMattWeyrich) November 1, 2022
Sonny Milano is the one new face in today’s recalls from Hershey. He was signed by the Capitals on October 16 and subsequently waived in order to re-assign him to Hershey. Milano immediately found the scoresheet in Hershey.
— Capitals Prospects (@jon_m_sorensen) October 29, 2022
Lucas Johansen was the last defender cut from the Capitals 2022 training camp. He was subsequently waived and re-assigned to Hershey. Garrett Pilon has played in three games for the Capitals and scored a goal on his one and only shot in the NHL.
Re: today’s recalls:
In order for a player to be assigned to the minors, they need to clear through waivers unless:
-they are exempt, or
-they previously cleared waivers and have not played in 10 or more cumulative NHL Games since OR been on NHL roster for 30 cumulative days.
— Capitals Prospects (@jon_m_sorensen) November 2, 2022
All three of today’s callups have recently cleared waivers and therefor adhere to the games and time limit noted above.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forwards Sonny Milano and Garrett Pilon and defenseman Lucas Johansen from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Milano, 26, has recorded three points (2g, 1a) in five games with Hershey this season. The 6’0″, 194-pound forward recorded 34 points (14g, 20a) in 66 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2021-22, establishing career highs in assists, points and games played (66) and tying a career high in goals. Milano, who was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft, has recorded 81 points (36g, 45a) in 197 career NHL games with Columbus and Anaheim. The Capitals signed Milano as a free agent on Oct. 16.
Pilon, 24, ranks tied for second on Hershey in scoring with five points (1g, 4a) in seven games this season. Pilon scored one goal in two games with the Capitals during the 2021-22 season. The 6’0″, 196-pound forward recorded his first career NHL goal and point on Nov. 16, 2021, against the Anaheim Ducks and was one of nine Capitals rookies to score his first career goal last season. In three career NHL games with the Capitals, Pilon has recorded one goal. The Mineola, New York native recorded 42 points (17g, 25a) in 60 games with Hershey last season, leading the Bears in goals and ranking second on the team in points. In 213 career AHL games with Hershey, Pilon has recorded 132 points (50g, 82a). The Capitals selected Pilon with their third-round pick, 87th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Johansen, 24, has scored one goal in six games with Hershey this season. Johansen made his NHL debut and recorded his first career point on Dec. 31, 2021 against the Detroit Red Wings. The 6’2″, 180-pound defenseman recorded 28 points (8g, 20a) in 62 games with Hershey during the 2021-22 season, establishing AHL career highs in goals, points and plus/minus (20). Johansen finished the season ranked first among Hershey defensemen in plus/minus and second in goals, assists and points. In 201 career AHL career games with Hershey, Johansen has recorded 74 points (18g, 56a). The Capitals selected Johansen with their first-round pick, 28th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Capitals are making their way to Detroit this afternoon in advanced of their tilt with the Red Wings on Thursday night. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM.
By Jon Sorensen