The Washington Capitals have re-assigned Paul Carey to the AHL today. As Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post points out, it’s an interesting move with a road trip coming up to the west coast that will see the team play San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles in the span of four nights.
Carey has played four games for the Capitals this season, but has made his mark at the minor league level. With 44 points in 48 games, he’s been a key part of the Hershey attack and will now go back to help them try to lock down a playoff spot. The Bears are tied with Bridgeport for fourth place in the dominant Atlantic Division, and are at risk of missing the playoffs despite a 31-17-11 record.
Selected in the fifth round by the Colorado Avalanche back in 2007, Carey has only suited up for 30 NHL games across his fairly successful professional career. A graduate of Boston College, he’s always been able to put up points but never received much of a chance at the highest level. The 28-year old has just two NHL points in those thirty games.