Capitals recall defenseman Alex Alekseev from conditioning loan to Hershey Bears

The Washington Capitals announced their defense Tuesday morning Alex Alekseev Recalled from the AHL’s conditioning loan with the Hershey Bears.

Alekseev loaned to hershey He appeared in four games for the Bears and had one assist.

The team has confirmed that he remains on the long-term injured list.

Although he remains with the LTIR, The Washington Post’s Samantha Pell report He actively participated in Tuesday’s optional practice. He wasn’t wearing a contactless jersey.

The Capitals’ 23-man roster is full. This means several things when a defender is removed from her LTIR. Either they need to trade someone to make room for Alekseev, or they need to put Alekseev at waiver risk like Axel Jonsson-Fijalby and Brett Leeson, or someone else on the roster to Hershey. The prime contenders for the latter option are likely to be Conor McMichael (Waver Exempt) or Joe Snively (Waver Eligible), both of whom currently play regularly in caps in the NHL. Is not …

Given the recent loss of young, unrewarded talent (AJF, Leeson, Ilya Samsonov), the Caps will be careful not to go through the same process in the first round of the 2018 draft.

The Russian blueliner made his NHL debut last season, but spent most of the year with the Bears, making 68 AHL appearances and scoring 19 points (1g, 18a).

The Caps’ next game is Wednesday at home against rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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