The Washington Capitals continue to tinker with their roster as they deal with injury issues among the team’s forwards.
Wednesday morning, the Capitals recalled forwards Michael Sgarbossa and Beck Malenstyn from the AHL’s Hershey Bears before a date with the Montreal Canadiens in DC.
NEWS | The Capitals have recalled forwards Michael Sgarbossa and Beck Malenstyn from the Hershey Bears. https://t.co/5rjaZaA4ER
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 24, 2021
Sgarbossa has eight goals and 14 total points for the Bears so far this season and is their current leading scorer. He has played in 55 total NHL games in his career, including seven with the Caps in the past two seasons.
Malenstyn has three points in 15 games for Hershey this season. He made his NHL debut with the Capitals during the 2019-20 season and has played in three total NHL games overall.
The Capitals also sent down winger Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Tuesday.
Fwiw: AJF had played 8 games. At 10 he would have needed waivers
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) November 24, 2021
The Capitals are currently dealing with both TJ Oshie and Conor Sheary being listed as “day-to-day” with injury as well as the noted long-term absences of Nicklas Backstrom and Anthony Mantha and Lars Eller’s COVID-19 protocol issues.
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Capitals Recall Michael Sgarbossa and Beck Malenstyn from Hershey
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forwards Michael Sgarbossa and Beck Malenstyn from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Malenstyn, 23, has three points (1g, 2a) in 15 games for Hershey this season. The 6’3″, 200-pound left wing made his NHL debut on Nov. 20, 2019 against the New York Rangers and has played in three career games for the Capitals. The Delta, British Columbia, native missed the 2020-21 season due to injury. In 135 career games with Hershey, Malenstyn has recorded 34 points (15g, 19a). Malenstyn was selected with the Capitals’ fifth round pick, 145th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Sgarbossa, 29, leads Hershey with 14 points (8g, 6a) and eight goals this season. The Campbellville, Ontario, native appeared in five games with Washington during the 2020-21 season, recording two assists. During the 2019-20 season, the 6’0″, 179-pound center played two games with Washington, making his Capitals debut on Nov. 20, 2019, against the New York Rangers. Sgarbossa also recorded 40 points (13g, 27a) in 39 games with Hershey, which ranked third on the team. Additionally, Sgarbossa led Hershey in points per game (1.03), tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (4) and ranked tied for second in power play goals (5). In 55 career NHL games with the Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks and Florida Panthers, Sgarbossa has recorded 12 points (2g, 10a).
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