Capitals return goaltenders Zach Fucale and Hunter Shepard to Hershey Bears
With the Washington Capitals’ injuries in goal, the Hershey Bears have been stretched thin at the position, too. Over a stretch of eight days, the Bears, the AHL’s best team, were forced to sign two emergency goaltenders and give three starts to rookie Clay Stevenson.
Now, a sense of normalcy will return to Hershey’s net as the Capitals sent Zach Fucale and Hunter Shepard back to the AHL. The veteran Fucale is in his third season with the Bears while Shepard was the AHL goaltender of the month in November.
The news means officially that Darcy Kuemper will return to the Capitals’ active roster tonight and backup Charlie Lindgren.