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Capitals Assign Two To Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned defenseman Karl Alzner and forward Jay Beagle to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Hershey Bears, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

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Caps Recall Sloan

ARLINGTON, Va., – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tyler Sloan from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

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Washington Recalls Bourque & Send Varlamov To Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chris Bourque from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and assigned goaltender Simeon Varlamov to Hershey, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Bourque, 22, has played in 27 games for Hershey this year. He has eight goals, is second on the team with 20 assists and has a +8 rating. Bourque tallied a goal and an assist last night in Hershey’s 5-3 win against Albany.

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Caps Send Varlamov To AHL

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned goaltender Simeon Varlamov to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Hershey Bears and activated goaltender Jose Theodore from injured reserve, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today

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Capitals Recall Oskar Osala

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Oskar Osala from the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Hershey Bears and reassigned Keith Aucoin and Bryan Helmer to Hershey, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Osala (OH-sah-lah), 20, is a first-year pro who stands 6’4”, 225 pounds. He has played in 26 games for Hershey this year and is second on the team and third in the league (first among rookies) with 16 goals. His 22 points rank sixth on the team and he shares the AHL lead at +17.

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Capitals Recall Sean Collins

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Sean Collins from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Collins, 25, signed with the Capitals as a free agent on March 17, 2007. He has played 13 games with Hershey this year and has four assists. Collins split last year between Hershey and the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. He staked in 12 games for Hershey and in 31 for South Carolina, totaling 14 points (1g-13a) in the ECHL. Collins led Stingray defensemen with nine points (1g-8a) in 20 playoff games, as the team advanced to the Kelly Cup semifinals.

The Troy, Mich., native played at Ohio State for four years from 2003-07 and served as the Buckeyes’ captain during his senior year. He totaled 87 points (28g-59a) in 157 college games.

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Capital Fans Love Their Hot Dogs

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals hosted their second annual Dollar Dog Night, presented by Esskay, on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Verizon Center. Capitals fans consumed 13,700 hot dogs, breaking the record from last year when 12,000 hot dogs were consumed.

The Capitals hosted two hot dog eating contests Thursday night. Jason Battle from Catholic University won the second annual Caps Collegiate Hot Dog Eating Contest, which was held on the concourse before the game. Five contestants representing several local colleges and universities competed; Battle ate seven hot dogs in three minutes to win.

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Capitals Recall Helmer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have signed defensemen Bryan Helmer and recalled him from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Helmer, 36, is a 6’1”, 215-pound 16-year pro from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He is the Bears captain and is second among team defensemen with eight assists. He has also recorded 14 penalty minutes in 21 games this year.

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Washington Recalls Four

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defensemen Karl Alzner and Sami Lepisto and forwards Chris Bourque and Graham Mink from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

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Capitals Sign John Carlson

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman John Carlson, one of their two first-round choices (27th overall) in the 2008 Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Carlson, 18, is a 6’3”, 210-pound native of Natick, Mass., who is in his first season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In 12 games this season he has recorded 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) and is +11. Carlson played two preseason games with the Capitals this season and recorded 2 assists. 

Carlson played the last two seasons with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL), where he registered 43 points (12 goals, 31 assists) and led all defenseman on the team in scoring during the 2007-08 regular season. He was also named to the 2008 USHL All-Star East Division team where he recorded an assist. 

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