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Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Capitals sign free-agent goaltender Pheonix Copley

The 22-year-old Alaska native will report to Hershey.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:41 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goaltenders, Hershey Bears, Prospects

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Jack Hillen assigned to Hershey for conditioning stint

The defenseman takes the next step in recovery from a fractured tibial plateau.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Julien Brouillette’s first NHL goal fuels Capitals’ win over Devils

The 27-year-old’s parents were in the stands at Verizon Center to celebrate the milestone.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:04 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Devils, Hershey Bears, Julien Brouillette

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Which Capitals can play in the AHL during the Olympic break?

Here’s an explainer on which Capitals can and can’t play in the AHL during the NHL’s two-week Olympic break.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Casey Wellman, connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Jack Hillen, Julien Brouillette, NHL Olympic Break, Patrick Wey, Roster moves, Sochi 2014

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Capitals recall Nate Schmidt, assign Steve Oleksy to Hershey

Washington makes a pair of moves on the blueline.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defensemen, Hershey Bears, Nate Schmidt, Roster moves, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Capitals recall Connor Carrick

The rookie rejoins Washington after honing his game in Hershey and at the World Junior Championships.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connor carrick, Defense, Hershey Bears, Roster moves

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Alex Urbom claimed by Devils; Capitals may recall a defenseman

News and notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Hershey Bears, Roster moves

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Mikhail Grabovski to miss second straight game, Capitals recall Casey Wellman

Washington has recalled AHL forward Casey Wellman.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michael Latta, Mikhail Grabovski, Roster moves

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Michal Neuvirth joins Hershey on conditioning stint

The Capitals’ netminder will test out his injured right ankle on a conditioning stint in Hershey this weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:40 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Capitals recall Patrick Wey, reassign Tyson Strachan to Hershey (updated)

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Roster moves, Tom Wilson, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013

Dmitry Orlov to make season debut against Islanders, Brooks Laich to miss second straight game

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Martin Erat, Michael Latta

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Why the Capitals keep recalling, but don’t play, Dmitry Orlov

According to a league source, Orlov can leave for the KHL on Jan. 1 if he hasn’t been on the active NHL roster for a total of 30 days.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:58 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, KHL, Roster moves

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Capitals recall defenseman Tyson Strachan

With Mike Green questionable to face the Red Wings, Washington has called up Tyson Strachan.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hershey Bears, Roster moves, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 11/14/2013

George McPhee on Dmitry Orlov: ‘He’ll get his chance’

When will the defensive prospect appear in a game with the Capitals?

By Katie Carrera  |  07:05 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Dmitry Orlov, George McPhee, Hershey Bears, Roster moves

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Capitals recall Dmitry Orlov and Michael Latta, John Erskine on LTI (updated)

Washington brings up some new faces to join the big club for its first practice back from a road trip.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, John Erskine, Michael Latta, Roster moves

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/11/2013

John Erskine injured, Nate Schmidt recalled; Connor Carrick, Michael Latta sent to Hershey

Nate Schmidt is expected to make his NHL debut Saturday against the Avalanche.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connor carrick, Hershey Bears, Injuries, John Erskine, Michael Latta, Nate Schmidt, Roster moves

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Capitals acquire Alexander Urbom, assign Michael Latta to Hershey (updated)

Caps make a move to accommodate waiver-wire pickup D Alexander Urbom.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Alexander Urbom, Hershey Bears, Michael Latta, Roster moves

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Capitals want to see all-around game from Dmitry Orlov

Can defensive prospect Dmitry Orlov make his way back to the NHL full time?

By Katie Carrera  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Calle Johansson, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Capitals prospect Nate Schmidt ready for first pro season

The Caps have "high hopes" for prospect Nate Schmidt, General Manager George McPhee says.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hershey Bears, Nate Schmidt, Rookie camp

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Capitals sign Tyson Strachan, two others as depth additions

The Capitals signed defenseman Tyson Strachan, winger Matt Watkins and goaltender David Leggio to two-way contracts Monday, adding depth at the AHL level.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Free agency, Hershey Bears, offseason, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Hershey Bears name Mike Haviland coach

The Capitals' AHL affiliate has named Mike Haviland as their new head coach.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Hershey Bears, offseason

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Tom Wilson could make NHL debut in Game 5 against Rangers

Capitals prospect Tom Wilson was recalled from Hershey on Thursday and skated with the fourth line in practice. The 19-year-old right wing could make his NHL debut in Game 5 against the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Hershey Bears, Joey Crabb, Playoffs, Tom Wilson

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Matt Hendricks plays through scratched cornea; Capitals send Nate Schmidt to Hershey

Matt Hendricks says he's "good" after playing with a scratched cornea and a few notes on the Capitals' recent roster moves to send several defensemen to Hershey.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:25 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, Hershey Bears, Matt Hendricks, Nate Schmidt, Roster moves, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Dmitry Orlov 'so happy' to be healthy and back with Capitals

After recovering from two concussions, Dmitry Orlov is excited to make his season debut with the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Concussions, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Adam Oates: Steve Oleksy brings balance to Capitals defense

Coach Adam Oates explains that Steve Oleksy will help bring balance to the Capitals' defense because he is a right-handed shot.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Hershey Bears, Steven Oleksy

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Capitals sign, recall defenseman Steven Oleksy

The Capitals have signed and recalled defenseman Steven Oleksy from the Hershey Bears.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:29 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Call-ups, Hershey Bears, Steven Oleksy

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/07/2012

For one night, professional hockey returned to Washington

Hockey returned to Verizon Center Thursday night, but not the NHL. Check out what fans in attendance had to say.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL Showcase, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Braden Holtby's back in Washington, with Hershey Bears

Braden Holtby is back in net at Verizon Center Thursday night as the Hershey Bears come to Washington for the AHL Showcase.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL Showcase, Braden Holtby, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Adam Oates ends six-week run coaching Bears

Capitals Coach Adam Oates ended a six-week run as co-coach of the AHL's Bears last week, GM George McPhee said Tuesday.

By Barry Svrluga  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, AHL, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Braden Holtby feels ‘fortunate to be playing’ during NHL lockout

With no end in sight to the labor dispute between owners and players, the young goalie is back with the AHL's Bears for the foreseeable future.

By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Braden Holtby, Goalies, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Hershey Bears hope to make a good impression with Oates

Bears hope to leave a lasting impression with Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:49 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, AHL, Garrett Mitchell, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout, Ryan Potulny

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/30/2012

Adam Oates will help coach AHL’s Hershey Bears during NHL lockout

Capitals coach Adam Oates will serve as co-coach of the AHL's Hershey Bears for the duration of the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Capitals beat Devils 5-1, lose Matt Bradley for 2-4 weeks

With news after the game that Matt Bradley will miss the next two to four weeks with a broken finger, it sets an even bigger stage for two call-ups from the Hershey Bears who had strong showings Tuesday night against the Devils. Andrew Gordon potted his first NHL goal and...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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