The Washington Capitals have made more cuts to their training camp roster, reducing their list to 35 players with the regular season beginning next week.
The Capitals sent eight players down to Hershey: Alexander Suzdalev, Ryan Hofer, Ethen Frank, Bogdan Trineyev, Henrik Rybinski and Pierrick Dube are the six forwards that will report to Chocolate Town, along with goaltenders Mitchell Gibson and Garin Bjorklund.
Suzdalev is the most notable name on the list. The 19-year-old played in the first preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres and is expected to have a very big impact for the Bears in his first professional season. Hofer is another guy that had a decent run in the preseason, registering one goal in his lone game against the Sabres.
Rybinski and Frank each had points, against Buffalo and Detroit respectively, but Dube was held off the scoresheet.
Meanwhile, the Capitals placed Riley Sutter and Chase Priske on waivers, three days after the waiver wire opened up. Sutter played against Buffalo, racking up an assist, and appeared in yesterday’s loss. Priske did not come up with any points.
Lastly, Washington assigned Aaron Ness, Nick Leivermann, Jon McDonald, Jake Massie and Logan Day to Hershey’s training camp. All five defensemen did not play in any exhibition games for the Caps.
The Caps’ final 23-man roster must be submitted on Monday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m.
As a result of the roster changes, the Hershey Bears announced their initial training camp roster on Sunday as well:
By Jacob Cheris