Capitals Recall Ethen Frank, Chase Priskie and Riley Sutter Ahead Of Tonight’s Preseason Tilt With Blue Jackets

The Washington Capitals will play their fifth exhibition game tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. This will be the final road contest of their preseason slate. 

Alex Ovechkin will be appearing in his second preseason game after having an assist against the Detroit Red Wings back at Capital One Arena. His linemate back in that game, Ivan Miroshnichenko, will also play this Thursday night.

Matthew Phillips and Hardy Häman Aktell will be playing in their third consecutive preseason game. Phillips scored the overtime game-winner against the Boston Bruins and continues to push for an opening night roster spot. 

Meanwhile, Connor McMichael will play in his second straight games after scoring a goal against Boston and registering a team-high 10 shots on goal. 

Nick Jensen will return to action tonight after missing the last few practices due to personal reasons. 

This morning, the Caps announced that they recalled Ethen Frank, Chase Priskie and Riley Sutter from the Hershey Bears. All three played in the 5-2 loss against Detroit.

It appears that Charlie Lindgren will start in goal and Darcy Kuemper will backup. 

The game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. 

By Jacob Cheris

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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10 Responses to Capitals Recall Ethen Frank, Chase Priskie and Riley Sutter Ahead Of Tonight’s Preseason Tilt With Blue Jackets

  1. Old Man Walking says:

    why the Choctown recalls? Any explanation?

    • Anonymous says:

      I could be wrong but during the regular season you can call someone up and if they don’t play x amount of games then they would not have to clear waivers again. I am not sure if that also applies during preseason/training camp or not.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This feels like they goofed up.

    • Lenny says:

      They need players to fill out their roster for a meaningless game and they don’t have to clear waivers again. It’s fine.

      • DWGie26 says:

        I think they just pulled them up for experience and perhaps practice bodies.  They aren’t playing.  But they are all likely injury call ups during the season.  

  3. Anonymous says:

    I guess they are letting Mantha play in hopes of an injury. If Mantha is on the ice opening night Spencer will already have a mark against him for me. Hopefully Spencer is not afraid to hurting peoples feelings over handicapping the rest of the players on the team by letting Mantha play.

    I’m sick of watching Mantha pretend he is a NHL’er at the rest of the Caps expense

    Calling it tonight Mantha, hat trick of missing empty nets

    • Jonathan says:

      It would be a long shot, but perhaps the “right” coach makes a difference

      • Anonymous says:

        Off topic but it would be nice to be able to turn to MSN every time the Caps play instead of what has become a scavenger hunt to find the platform.

        • Rich427 says:

          I feel your pain. Being in SW Florida, I use ESPN+ to see the Caps. I was out last night but when I got home was expecting to catch the last period. I couldn’t find it anywhere down here. Ugh. I’m hoping that I won’t run into this during the season

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