The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday that they have loaned Beck Malenstyn to the Hershey Bears.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have loaned forward Beck Malenstyn to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Malenstyn, 24, has appeared in five games with Washington this season, recording two points (1g, 1a). The 6’3”, 206-pound forward scored one goal in 12 games with the Capitals during the 2021-22 season. Malenstyn recorded his first career NHL goal and point on Nov. 30, 2021, against the Florida Panthers. In 20 career NHL games with the Capitals, Malenstyn has recorded three points (2g, 1a).
The Delta, British Columbia, native has appeared in two games with Hershey this season. Malenstyn recorded 16 points (10g, 6a) in 65 games with the Bears last season, establishing an AHL career high in goals and tying a career high in points. Malenstyn finished the season ranked tied for third on Hershey in game-winning goals (3) and sixth in games played. Malenstyn appeared in all three of Hershey’s playoff games, recording one goal. In 187 career AHL games with Hershey, Malenstyn recorded 47 points (24g, 23a).
The Capitals selected Malenstyn with their fifth-round pick, 145th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Malenstyn was injured blocking a shot in the first period of the game against the Vegas Knights on November 1.
Hell of a block by Malenstyn but man, that can’t feel good pic.twitter.com/JuGWfyfjzS
— Matt Weyrich (@ByMattWeyrich) November 1, 2022
The Capitals announced on November 4 that Malenstyn had surgery to repair a fractured finger and was expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
The Capitals recalled Malenstyn on October 19. The move came after right-wing Connor Brown sustained a lower-body injury in the team’s 6-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks the previous night.
Malenstyn had a goal and an assist in five games played before sustaining the injury to his finger.
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