A day after debuting his new Capitals’ mask design for the 2021-22 season, Pheonix Copley was cut by Washington and put on waivers with the intent of being sent down to AHL Hershey.
Copley, who served as Braden Holtby’s backup during the 2018-19 season, is in the final year of a three-year, $3.3 million contract he signed in 2019.
The Bears’ first day of Training Camp was held on Monday. Earlier in the day, the Capitals lost Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, who was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.
#Caps have reduced their training camp roster to 33 players.
The following players have been assigned to Hershey: Pheonix Copley (requires waivers).
Click here for the updated training camp roster: https://t.co/CabZ5exFAQ
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 4, 2021
The roster move leaves the Capitals with three goaltenders in its NHL camp: Ilya Samsonov, Vitek Vanecek, and Zach Fucale.
Samsonov is currently out day-to-day with a lower-body injury leaving Vanecek and Fucale as the only health netminders. Vanecek is scheduled to play the entire game against the Devils tonight.
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