Washington DC – November 11, 2005 – The Washington Capitals have added defenseman Ivan Majesky to the active roster and recalled goaltender Frederic Cassivi from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced.
Majesky, 29, was signed as a free agent on Aug. 10, 2005, but missed the first 15 games of the season with a knee injury suffered at the 2005 World Championship, where he represented Slovakia. A veteran of two full NHL seasons, the 6’4”, 231-pound Majesky has played for Florida (2002-03) and Atlanta (2003-04), compiling seven goals and 15 assists (22 points) in his 145-game NHL career. A native of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, he has represented Slovakia in four international tournaments: the 2002 Winter Olympics and three World Championships.
Cassivi, 30, has played 10 games for Hershey this season, posting a 5-3-2 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. The 6’4”, 220-pound native of Sorel, Quebec, ranks tied for fifth in the AHL in victories, 12th in GAA and 15th in save percentage. Signed by the Capitals as a free agent on Aug. 11, 2005, Cassivi has played eight NHL games in his 11-year professional career, all with Atlanta (3-4-0), 3.91 GAA, .894 save percentage.