The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Hardy Häman Aktell from the Hershey Bears and have placed goaltender Charlie Lindgren on IR.
Häman Aktell, who was originally drafted by the Nashville Predators back in 2016, has played two games with the Bears and has one goal. The 25-year-old played in five preseason games with Washington and had eight shots and two penalty minutes. He was very close to making the team out of training camp.
Lindgren is the third player to be placed on the injured-reserve list. He left Monday’s morning skate and did not suit up against the Calgary Flames. He started the first game of the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Capitals already have Max Pacioretty and Joel Edmundson on long-term injured reserve. Nic Dowd is also listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Clay Stevenson is currently serving as the backup to Darcy Kuemper. Mitchell Gibson was called up from the South Carolina Stingrays in order to backup Hunter Shepard in Hershey.
By Jacob Cheris