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

December 17, 2013

Mikhail Grabovski will miss another game with the flu. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Capitals will be without center Mikhail Grabovski for a second straight game Tuesday night as the veteran playmaker remained in Washington with the flu.

With Grabovski still sidelined and gritty center Michael Latta having suffered a lower-body injury in Sunday’s game against the Flyers, Washington has recalled veteran AHL forward Casey Wellman.

Wellman, 26, appeared in 41 NHL games for the Minnesota Wild over the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons but hasn’t suited up in an NHL contest since Jan. 19, 2012.

The 6-foot, 183 pound forward has spent the past two years with the Hershey Bears and in 23 games this season has recorded seven goals and 13 points.

The Capitals have yet to announce what the corresponding move will be to make room for Wellman on the 23-man active roster. But given that the Bears have summoned Brandon Anderson from the ECHL’s Reading Royals it seems unlikely that it will be returning Philipp Grubauer to the AHL.

 

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