Goaltender Dave Parro and center Glen Currie were summoned to Washington yesterday, the latest Hershey farmhands to answer the call for help from the hobbling Capitals.
Goalie Mike Palmateer, the team's savior over much of the season, is nursing a pulled left hamstring. He will not leave with the team today for Edmonton, where the Capitals start a four-game trip Wednesday night. Palmateer was hurt in Saturday's 3-0 loss at Minnesota, then aggravated the injury during Sunday's 8-1 hamiliation by Philadelphia.
General Manager Max McNab said, "Palmy's injury does not appear as serious as we first thought, and we don't think he'll be out very long."
Center Tim Tookey, who scored two goals in nine games with the Capitals, was returned to Hershey. He was called up Dec. 16 as a replacement for Rolf Edberg after Currie, the first choice, suffered a hip pointer.
Currie was Hershey's leading scorer with 18 goals and 22 assists in 34 games. Parro, who won his last four starts for Hershey, is likely to start either Wednesday in Edmonton or Thursday in Calgary. Wayne Stephenson, Palmateer's backup, has been bothered by a bone bruise on his knee.