Sunday morning, the Washington Capitals sent down reserve forward Mike Sgarbossa down to AHL Hershey.
Sgarbossa has played in the Capitals’ last two games with Nicklas Backstrom, Carl Hagelin, and Nic Dowd all out due to injury. The forward registered one shot in 16:13 of total ice time.
Despite playing yesterday, Sgarbossa suited up for the Bears during their 3 PM game against Providence today.
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) November 24, 2019
The Capitals don’t play until Wednesday. The transaction suggests that one of the injured forwards may be readying a return in the coming days.
Sgarbossa leads the Bears in points with 14 in 17 games, including seven goals.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Mike Sgarbossa to the Hershey Bears of the AHL, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Sgarbossa, 27, has played in two games for the Capitals this season, averaging 8:07 TOI per game. In 50 career NHL games between Washington, the Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche, Sgarbossa has recorded 10 points (2g, 8a).
The 6’0”, 185-pound forward leads Hershey this season with seven goals and 14 points (7g, 7a) in 17 games. Last season with Hershey, the Campbellville, Ont., native was one of 13 players in the AHL to record 30 goals. In 404 career AHL games between Hershey, the Manitoba Moose, the Springfield Thunderbirds, the San Diego Gulls, the Norfolk Admirals and the Lake Erie Monsters, Sgarbossa has recorded 278 points (109g, 169a) and was an AHL All Star in 2013.
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