The Capitals announced on Friday morning that they have recalled forward Paul Carey from AHL affiliate Hershey Bears. Carey has had an exceptional week in Hershey, scoring four goals on March 18 vs the Hartford Wolf Pack. That game helped earn him the title of AHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 19. Carey has played in four games this year for the Caps. He scored his first NHL goal on February 6.
The move is likely to provide backup to the team in case of injury. The Caps play Arizona at home on Saturday night before leaving on a road trip next week to play in Minnesota, Colorado, and Arizona.