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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Black Aces On Their Way

As of noon eastern time on April 26th, the Washington Capitals have announced the recall of one player from the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, who were eliminated from the Calder Cup Playoffs over the weekend. This player is goaltender Braden Holtby, who has been an instant fan favorite in Washington since his magical run in March helped fuel the Caps' turnaround.  Holtby has been called up purely as a backup, and is with the team for depth at an obviously critical position.
However, Hershey Bears writer Tim Leone reported at about 12:15 that four other position players will be called up to the Caps by the end of the week: forwards Andrew Gordon, Mathieu Perreault, and Steve Pinizzotto, and defenseman Patrick McNeil.  Again, these are purely precautionary moves.  Barring injury, it is not likely that any of these players crack the playoff lineup.

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