The Capitals announced on Friday evening that they have recalled winger Nathan Walker from the AHL’s Hershey Bears.
Walker has 34 points in 54 games with Hershey during the 2018-19 season, with 14 goals and 20 assists.
The Capitals’ game Saturday against the New York Islanders is the final one of the Capitals’ regular season and will have no impact on who they will play in the first round of the playoffs. With their win against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, the Capitals have already clinched first place in the Metropolitan division.
With the stakes low, Reirden was asked at his press conference after Friday’s optional skate about the possibility of some players seeing extra playing time and some regulars getting a rest.