The Washington Capitals went from being nearly completely healthy to needing to make two call-ups after one boneheaded play against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jonas Siegenthaler and Richard Panik both suffered upper-body injuries on Wednesday after the two players crashed into each other off a faceoff. Both players left the game during the third period and went down the tunnel immediately. The Capitals announced Friday that Panik has been placed on long-term injured reserve while Siegenthaler will be a game-time decision.
In response to those injuries, the Capitals recalled Hershey Bears skaters Martin Fehervary and Travis Boyd to Washington. It’s unclear if one or both will play against the New York Rangers tonight.