The Washington Capitals entered Training Camp with a glut of NHL talent, seemingly overflowing with bottom-six forward and talented young defensemen.
The team knew there would be hard decisions to make heading into the regular season, and indeed, there was. The Capitals put Christian Djoos, a member of their 2018 Stanley Cup team, and Pheonix Copley, their backup goaltender from last season, on waivers.
Sunday they put Travis Boyd on waivers too to accommodate Evgeny Kuznetsov’s return to the roster. Monday at noon, the Capitals PR announced that Boyd went unclaimed.
Travis Boyd has cleared waivers and has been loaned to Hershey.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 7, 2019
Boyd scored five goals and had 15 points in 53 games last season – his first full season in the NHL. Boyd started the season in a competition for the fourth line center spot, but once he was put on the wing, he performed well, especially offensively.
For those counting at home, that’s three NHL players the Capitals passed through waivers without losing a single one of them to another team. It’s a shame for the individual players, but it makes the Capitals’ depth even deeper in the AHL and they’re already Stanley Cup contenders.
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