Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sustaining an upper-body (hand/arm) injury in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers, Washington Capitals forward Martin Erat may be on the shelf for Game 5 and beyond. If so, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post suggests Capitals coach Adam Oates may look beyond his reserve of NHL healthy scratches -- Aaron Volpatti and Wojtek Wolski -- as substitute for Erat.
"... The AHL's Hershey Bears were eliminated from the Calder Cup playoffs Thursday night and so options like prospect Tom Wilson, Joey Crabb and others may be joining the Capitals soon ..." -- Carrera, early Thursday morning.
Sure enough, the Capitals have since recalled the two forwards from the AHL, as per Mike Vogel of washingtoncaps.com:
"... The #Caps have recalled RWs Joey Crabb and Tom Wilson from AHL Hershey. Both are expected at today's 11:30 am practice ..."
The Rangers/Capitals series is tied at two games apiece.