Capitals Insider: Roster moves


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 12:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Capitals will have inexperienced defense against Jets

Washington’s third pairing against the Jets will have a combined one game of NHL experience.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Defense, Injuries, John Erskine, Julien Brouillette, Mike Green, Patrick Wey, Roster moves

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Capitals recall Ryan Stoa

Will the Caps be without another veteran forward in Buffalo?

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Injuries, Roster moves, Ryan Stoa

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 12:50 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Capitals place Alex Urbom on waivers

Washington makes space on its roster by waiving the seldom-used defenseman.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Defense, Roster moves, waivers

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/20/2013

A primer on the NHL’s holiday roster freeze

The roster freeze went into effect Thursday night, but there are some exceptions to the blanket rule prohibiting trades and moves that require waivers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBA, NHL rules, Roster moves

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Braden Holtby to start in Philadelphia; Brooks Laich skates for second straight day

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michael Latta, 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 05:15 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Lightning

Discuss the game as the Capitals host Tampa Bay Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Lightning, Lineups, Open Thread, Patrick Wey, Roster moves

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 11:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Brooks Laich misses Capitals’ morning skate but expected to face Senators

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens, Injuries, Lineups, Roster moves, Tyson Strachan

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 10:36 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Capitals recall Dmitry Orlov, assign Tyson Strachan to Hershey

The Capitals have recalled Dmitry Orlov for the fourth time in the past month.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:36 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Orlov, Roster moves, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Blues

Discuss the game as the Capitals host Jaroslav Halak and the St. Louis Blues

By Katie Carrera  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blues, Dmitry Orlov, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green, Open Thread, 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 12:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Mike Green’s status uncertain against Red Wings

The defenseman missed a second practice but will travel with the team to Detroit.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Green, Roster moves

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 11:54 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Mike Green misses Capitals practice with lower-body injury (updated)

The defenseman didn’t take part in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Orlov, Injuries, Line combinations, Mike Green, Practice update, 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 01:55 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Capitals elect to keep Tom Wilson in the NHL

Tom Wilson is only getting fourth-line minutes but the Capitals believe it is best for his development to keep the rookie winger in the NHL.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Roster moves, Tom Wilson

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 10:43 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Nicklas Backstrom becomes a father; Capitals recall Michael Latta

The Caps made a few roster moves Tuesday morning and Nicklas Backstrom becomes a father.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Michael Latta, Nicklas Backstrom, 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 07:10 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Capitals trade Mathieu Perreault to Anaheim

While they acquired a fourth round pick and a minor league prospect in exchange for Perreault, the Capitals real benefit from this move is salary cap space.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:10 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anaheim Ducks, Mathieu Perreault, Michael Latta, Roster moves, Tom Wilson, Trades

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Washington Capitals trim roster to 24 players

A series of moves Sunday leaves the Capitals with just one more cut to make before 5 p.m. Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Joel Rechlicz, Michael Latta, Preseason, Roster moves, Tom Wilson

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Capitals place defenseman Tyson Strachan on waivers

Where does the defense stand now?

By Katie Carrera  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Preseason, Roster moves, Training Camp, Tyson Strachan

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 06:01 PM ET, 03/30/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Sabres

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sabres, Lineups, Open Thread, Roster moves, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/23/2013

Joey Crabb clears waivers, assigned to Hershey

Joey Crabb clears waivers and is assigned to the AHL's Hershey Bears.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Joey Crabb, Roster moves, waivers

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Capitals set to waive Joey Crabb

Washington will place Joey Crabb on waivers Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:14 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joey Crabb, Roster moves, waivers

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Capitals recall Dmitry Orlov

With Tom Poti the latest defenseman forced to leave a game with an injury the Capitals have recalled Dmitry Orlov.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:24 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Dmitry Orlov, Roster moves

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Capitals waive Roman Hamrlik (updated)

The Capitals have waived seldom-used Roman Hamrlik.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roman Hamrlik, Roster moves, waivers

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Capitals place Jack Hillen on injured reserve, recall Tomas Kundratek

Capitals place Jack Hillen on injured reserve, recall Tomas Kundratek

By Katie Carrera  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Roster moves, Tomas Kundratek