Nathan Walker re-joined the Capitals today after an eventful three weeks.
On November 30, the Caps tried to sneak Walker through waivers and assign him to the Hershey Bears after playing in only seven of the team’s first 25 games. Instead, Walker was claimed by the Edmonton Oilers. Walker played two games north of the border before being put on waivers again. The Capitals would re-claim the forward on Wednesday.
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz addressed Walker’s future after practice on Thursday.
“Right now he’s gotta stay with us through to the roster freeze and he’ll be with us until after winter break here,” Trotz said, referring to the NHL’s kibosh on transactions until December 28. “Then we’ll have to decide. He needs to play hockey. He’s played what now, nine or 10 games max, that’s just not enough for a young player.