The Capitals have made their latest round of cuts to their Training Camp roster as the start of hockey season approaches. After releasing 18 players last Thursday, on Sunday the team further narrowed down their roster by sending nine players to AHL’s Hershey Bears.
Capitals 2019 second-round pick Brett Leason, who scored his first preseason goal as a Capital in Saturday night’s 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, will have a chance to bring his scoring touch to the Bears.
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is also making a return to Hershey, after he abruptly returned to his SHL team in Sweden on a loan in November of last season after less than 20 games.
Also among the cuts was Northern Virginia-native and former Little Cap, Joe Snively, who played a handful of games for the Bears last season on an ATO contract. While Snively was with the Bears, he scored his first professional goal in his first game with the team, a game-winning goal.
The following players have been sent to Hershey: Kristofers Bindulis, Tobias Geisser, Connor Hobbs, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Brett Leason, Philippe Maillet, Bobby Nardella, Garrett Pilon and Joe Snively. Updated training camp roster: https://t.co/uAbCvd4HWt
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) September 22, 2019
Here is the updated roster following the latest cuts.
One of the young prospects who has remained on the Training Camp roster is Brian Pinho, who scored twice against the Hurricanes on Saturday. The next round of cuts is expected later in the week.
Reirden said Caps will still have two groups at practices on Monday and Tuesday. Expect another significant round of cuts before the team goes on the road for exhibitions in Chicago and St. Louis. I imagine that’s when they’ll need to get down to one group.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) September 22, 2019
The Capitals have three more preseason games remaining before they solidify their Opening Night roster. The Capitals travel to Chicago next to face the Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
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