Capitals Assign Brent Johnson to Hershey on Conditioning Stint
/ Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned goaltender Brent Johnson to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a conditioning stint, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Johnson, 30, has a 3-4-1 record for Washington this year, but has not played for the Capitals since Dec. 27, when he suffered a knee injury in the first period of a 4-3 overtime loss at Pittsburgh. Johnson is expected to make his Hershey debut on Friday, Jan. 11, when the Bears travel to Wilkes-Barre Scranton.
A 6’3”, 210-pound native of Farmington, Mich., Johnson has appeared in 159 career AHL games. His last AHL appearance came during the 2003-04 season when he played eight games for Worcester.
Johnson was a fifth-round choice of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft (129th overall). A veteran of seven NHL seasons, he has compiled a 95-84-22 career record.