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Capitals Assign Five to Hershey

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – February 8, 2006 – The Washington Capitals today assigned five players – defenseman Mike Green, along with forwards Tomas Fleischmann, Jakub Klepis, Louis Robitallie, and Joey Tenute – to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced. All five players will be available for tonight’s game in Hershey against the Norfolk Admirals.

Mike Green, 20, has played 15 games for the Capitals this season. He scored his first NHL goal in the Capitals  4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 3. Green is tied for first in scoring among rookie defensemen in the AHL with 25 points (five goals, 20 assists) in 38 games with Hershey this season.
Recalled from Hershey yesterday, Tomas Fleischmann, 20, has played 14 games for the Capitals this season, registering two assists. He is fourth on the Bears in scoring with 15 goals and 21 assists in 33 games.
Jakub Klepis, 20, has registered one goal and two assists in his 14 games in Washington.  He has played in 36 games with Hershey this season, tallying six goals and 13 assists.
Louis Robitaille and Joey Tenute both made their NHL debuts last night at the MCI Center in Washington. Robitaille, 23, has appeared in 41 games for Hershey this season. He has six goals and six assists for 12 points and a plus-2 rating. Robitaille leads the team with 168 penalty minutes. In 39 games with Hershey this season, Tenute, 22, has 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points. He is sixth overall and second among rookies on the team in points. Tenute is tied for fourth on the team with a plus-4 and has 50 penalty minutes.
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