Jonas Siegenthaler might just be the future of the Washington Capitals blue line.
After the Carolina Hurricanes throttled the Caps in Game Three, something had to change.
To that end, Todd Reirden has shuffled all of his lines and the bottom defensive pair to get the Caps back to their winning ways in Game Four.
The only thing that has remained the same from Game Three are the top two defensive pairs. Courtesy of Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post:
The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler from AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears.
The move comes following the Capitals’ re-assigned defenseman Tyler Lewington back to Hershey Monday morning. Lewington was initially called up to give the cap-strapped Capitals some defensive depth. The Capitals have only six defensemen on the available following a lower-body injury to Michal Kempny — who was spotted on crutches during the Capitals’ White House visit earlier on Monday — that will reportedly leave Kempny out of the lineup indefinitely.
The Capitals were not able to immediately call up Siegenthaler, who played 25 games with the team earlier in the 2018-19 season. With the team so close to the cap, they only had the space to recall Siegenthaler at 5pm ET on Sunday. The Capitals played the Flyers at 12:30 pm ET on Sunday, so Lewington’s move was likely for insurance until such a time that Siegenthaler could return to the roster.
Jonas Siegenthaler was sent back down to Hershey on Friday after a 25-game stint in Washington. He scored in his first game back with the Bears.
The Hershey Bears beat the Charlotte Checkers in a shootout 3-2, extending Hershey’s current winning streak to five games and their point streak to 11 (10-0-0-1).
Needing a spot on the active roster for a returning Christian Djoos, the Washington Capitals have re-assigned Jonas Siegenthaler to the Hershey Bears. This move comes on the same day Christian Djoos was recalled from his conditioning stint in Hershey.
Siegenthaler was the only player on the Capitals roster who is waiver-exempt.
At first glance, one might think that All-Stars Braden Holtby and Hardest Shot winner John Carlson had the best vacation of all the Washington Capitals. You would be wrong.
The Capitals are returning for a Thursday morning practice ahead of a Friday night game against the Calgary Flames. Here’s what your favorite Caps players got up to during the All-Star Break and 2019 bye week!
Grab your digital bidding paddles, Capitals fans. The Better Halves are back once again, auctioning off their annual themed gift baskets. As always, the baskets include autographed Capitals memorabilia, from jerseys to commemorative Stanley Cup championship merchandise, but also a few weird and wonderful surprises.
So if you’ve ever felt a desire to own signed fishing gear from Pheonix Copley, a signed four-person tent from Matt Niskanen (you’ve got to be prepared for the desert island, after all), or even some signed salami from Jonas Siegenthaler, then this is the auction for you.
After taking a scary hit into the boards and being scratched for five consecutive games, both Matt Niskanen and Dmitrij Jaskin will be back into the lineup against the bottom-feeding St. Louis Blues.
For Jaskin, this is a chance to get revenge against the team who waived him this past fall.
Monday afternoon, the Washington Capitals made their annual visit to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Donning their red home jerseys and Christmas-themed hats, the players interacted with children, while signing autographs and taking photos.
“It’s just about whatever [kids] want us to do,” John Carlson said to the Capitals about the annual event. “As much or as little as they want us to participate in things. Whatever we can do to bring smiles – that’s our focus.”
But I want to highlight his first goal tonight. After scoring on a rocket from the left circle, Ovi had bigger things to do than celebrating with his teammates.
Rookie defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler tallied his first NHL point on the primary assist. The captain made sure to get him some memorabilia so he could remember it forever.
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