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While the Washington Capitals’ playoff hopes for 2014 has come to a halt, the organization’s attention now turns to the future. That future will include Chandler Stephenson, who recently has agreed to a three year entry level contract with the Capitals’ organization.
Saturday night as the Hershey Bears started their warm-ups, goaltender Philipp Grubauer stepped out of the Chocolate and White’s locker room sporting a brand new mask.
On Tuesday the Washington Capitals announced they had traded John Mitchell and Martin Erat to Phoenix. Mitchell, you recall, was acquired in the trade that sent Mathieu Perreault to Anaheim.
But initial reports stated that it was Garrett Mitchell, not John, who had been traded to the Coyotes.
That led to some chaos.
HERSHEY, PA – Jack Hillen sports a Hershey Bears jersey during warm-ups before the Bears game Sunday night against Charlotte. Hillen is on a conditioning assignment from Washington to Hershey (Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth)
October 3rd, 2013, Washington Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen fractures his right tibial against the Calgary Flames during Washington’s home opener. The 28-year-old Hillen has now completed two games in a Chocolate and White sweater after sitting out almost five months.
Sunday night during Hershey’s 6-3 loss to Charlotte, the d-man played alongside Tyson Strachan, finishing the night with three shots and two points. Below the jump, watch Hillen talk about his first games back since the injury and how he is feeling now.
Tonight the Bears will take on the Syracuse Crunch from Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and you can watch the game for free online!
The Washington Capitals have announced that they have recalled Casey Wellman. The 26-year-old Wellman has only played one game in Washington this season, getting 9:13 of ice time against the Flyers.
The Washington Capitals have announced they have recalled Nate Schmidt from Hershey. The 22-year-old defenseman’s call-up is his second of the season. In 28 games this year, Schmidt has produced six points, with two goals and four assists.
In the early afternoon hours of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Washington Capitals have announced two roster moves. Philipp Grubauer has been sent to the Hershey Bears after 16 games played this season in the NHL.
Sunday night was affiliate night at the Hershey Bears game and it was mascots and cheerleaders galore for fans to enjoy. Right now, the Chocolate and White only have the famous Coco the Bear, who recently got a make over of his own, but does the 76-year-old franchise need cheerleaders?