Dylan Strome and Sonny Milano benched in game a week after re-signing longterm
The Washington Capitals re-signed Dylan Strome and Sonny Milano to long-term deals during the Capital’s 10-day break for All-Star Weekend and its bye.
A little over a week later, both players were benched by Peter Laviolette during the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.
Other than Aliaksei Protas, Strome and Milano were the two youngest forwards on the ice for the Caps. Their energy and creativity were needed in a back-to-back game where puck drop against the Sharks came 20 hours after their last game ended — a 2-1 victory over the first-place Boston Bruins. The Capitals are one of the oldest teams in the league.
Neither player had a point in the game.