The Washington Capitals are apparently still sizing up their options in net. The team announced on Sunday that they have signed a professional tryout agreement with Craig Anderson.
Anderson, 39, played with the Ottawa Senators for the last decade.
From the Caps:
#Caps sign goaltender Craig Anderson to a professional tryout agreement. Anderson, 39, registered an 11-17-2 record with a 3.25 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 34 games with Ottawa last season.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 27, 2020
The professional tryout agreement allows Anderson to train with the Capitals before the season begins.
Earlier this week, Caps GM Brian MacLellan said he anticipated a goalie tandem of Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanacek. That was Plan B after Henrik Lundqvist, the team’s big offseason signing, opted out of the season due to a heart condition.
Anderson has not been a star goaltender since the last lockout-shortened season in 2013, so for now let’s consider this Plan C.
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