Capitals recall four from Hershey with Nicklas Backstrom out against Rangers, Carl Hagelin placed on LTIR
The Washington Capitals have made a flurry of roster moves ahead of a potential Garnet Hathaway suspension for spitting.
Wednesday morning, the Capitals announced that star center Nicklas Backstrom, in a surprise, will miss the New York Rangers game with an upper-body injury. Nic Dowd and Carl Hagelin remain out. In corresponding moves, the Capitals placed Carl Hagelin on the long term injured reserve list (eligible to be activated Dec. 2) and Nic Dowd on injured reserve (eligible to be activated Nov. 21).