The Capitals are running into all sorts of injury problems of late, so the call was made down to the AHL and their affiliate club in Hershey will now have to relinquish four players to the big club. The Capitals will bring up defensemen Karl Alzner and Sami Lepisto, and forwards Chris Bourque and Graham Mink.
The player of note for the pool is Karl Alzner, a first round pick for the Capitals in 2007, who is listed in Box 30 of the Selection Sheet. His season in the AHL has gone quite well, having 9 points and a +15 rating in 20 games for the Hershey Bears. He is supposed to make his NHL regular season debut tonight against the Thrashers and there is a possibility that he could be good enough to consider for the Waiver Draft, but I don't want to get too far ahead of myself here.
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