Category Archives: Roster Moves

Capitals Place Dennis Cholowski on Waivers; Re-Assign Brett Leason to AHL

Photo: NHL.com On Tuesday, the Washington Capitals placed defenseman Dennis Cholowski on waivers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The Capitals also re-assigned forward Brett Leason to the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

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Capitals Recall Brett Leason and Pheonix Copley From Taxi Squad, Re-Assign Hunter Shepard to the Hershey Bears

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images In the wake of the news that captain Alex Ovechkin would miss the 2022 NHL All-Star Game due to testing positive for the coronavirus, and ahead of their game against the Edmonton Oilers, the Washington … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Michael Sgarbossa, Zach Fucale From Taxi Squad

Photo: NHL.com On Friday, the Washington Capitals announced they have recalled forward Michael Sgarbossa and goaltender Zach Fucale (goaltender exemption) from the taxi squad.

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Capitals’ Backstrom, Oshie Out With Non-COVID Illness; Schultz, Sprong, Jensen Activated From Protocol List

Prior to their tilt against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, the Washington Capitals made several transactions and scratches, which include center Nicklas Backstrom and right-wing T.J. Oshie not playing today due to non-COVID-19 illnesses.

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Linemates All Along The Way – The Hockey Journey of Brett Leason and Aliakei Protas

Photo: Prince Albert Raiders This is the story of two young hockey players, born just 20 months apart and nearly half a world away from each other, who would eventually become teammates and linemates in the WHL, the AHL and … Continue reading

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Capitals Place Anthony Mantha On Injured Reserve, Recall Aliaksei Protas

The Washington Capitals announced Friday morning that Anthony Mantha (upper-body injury) has been place on Injured Reserve. As a result, they also announced that they have recalled forward Aliaksei Protas.

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Hockey and All That: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The offseason between the 2020-2021 and 2021-22 seasons continues to be eventful. It has included additional player signings and acquisitions and other news since NoVa Caps’ previous light-hearted summary of the offseason events in early August. … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We Want To See Vitek Vanecek Play”

After goaltender Henrik Lundqvist announced that he will not play for the Washington Capitals during the 2020-21 season due to a heart issue, GM Brian MacLellan told the media on Wednesday that “we want to see Vitek Vanecek play” and … Continue reading

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After The Henrik Lundqvist News, There Are More Questions Facing Capitals

Photo: NHL.com After goaltender Braden Holtby signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks and the news that newly-signed goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will miss the entire 2020-21 season due to a heart condition, the Washington Capitals now have a hole … Continue reading

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First Look At The Capitals Opening Night Roster For The 2020-21 Season

The 2020 NHL offseason is quickly coming to a close, with training camps possibly opening in a little over two weeks. There have been quite a few moving pieces during this brief but busy offseason, leaving a number of questions … Continue reading

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