The Capitals announced that they’ve recalled winger Beck Malenstyn from AHL Hershey. The 25-year-old comes up a day after winger Anthony Mantha was a late scratch against Montreal due to a lower-body injury, giving them 12 healthy forwards on the roster once again. Malenstyn has played in five games with Washington so far this season, picking up a goal and an assist despite averaging just 8:34 per night of playing time. He hasn’t been much more productive in the minors either, collecting just seven goals and three assists in 39 contests. Malenstyn has one more year left on his deal after this season with it converting from a two-way pact to a one-way agreement for 2023-24.
More from Washington:
- Mitchell Gibson’s previously reported deal with the Caps is now official, per a team release. He receives a one-year, entry-level contract for next season which carries a cap hit of $867,500. The 23-year-old posted a 2.25 GAA and a .919 SV% with Harvard in 27 games this season, earning him a spot on the All-ECAC Hockey Second Team. Gibson is expected to sign a tryout agreement with AHL Hershey to finish the season with the Bears.
- The Capitals also announced that they’ve re-assigned forward Ludwig Persson to Hershey. The 19-year-old was a third-round pick last summer and is already signed to his entry-level deal. Persson spent this season playing at home in the second-tier Allsvenskan, recording four goals and 11 assists in 45 games with BIK Karlskoga. He also made one appearance at the SHL level, extending his streak to four straight seasons with at least one game played in Sweden’s top division.