The Washington Capitals announced Friday afternoon that they have recalled forward Beck Malenstyn from Hershey. Forward Anthony Mantha was a late scratch for Thursday night’s game against the Canadiens in Montreal (lower body injury), and is likely the reason for the recall of Malenstyn.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Beck Malenstyn from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Malenstyn, 25, 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) and a +3 plus/minus rating.
The Delta, British Columbia native has recorded 10 points (7g, 3a) in 39 games with Hershey this season. Malenstyn’s 0.26 points-per-game is the second-highest rate of his career (2019-20: 0.33). In addition, Malenstyn ranks tied for first on the Bears in shorthanded goals (1).
Malenstyn recorded 16 points (10g, 6a) in 65 games with the Bears in 2021-22, 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 224 career AHL games with Hershey, Malenstyn recorded 57 points (31g, 26a).
The Capitals selected Malenstyn with their fifth-round pick, 145th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Capitals dressed 17 skaters Thursday night against the Canadiens so that they would have enough salary cap space to make a recall for Saturday’s game against the Panthers.
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