Capitals Assign Three to Hershey Bears, Two on Conditioning Stints
/ Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned goaltender Semyon Varlamov to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and have assigned left wing Quintin Laing and defenseman Tyler Sloan to Hershey on conditioning stints, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Varlamov, 21, is 12-2-2 with the Capitals this season, posting a 2.44 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. He has played two games in Hershey this season, both wins, with a 2.50 GAA and a .915 save percentage. He most recently represented Russia at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver but did not see action.
Laing, 30, has played 28 games for the Capitals this season, scoring two goals. Sloan, 29, has recorded two goals and two assists in 33 games for the Capitals. Both Laing and Sloan were members of the 2009 Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears but have been with the Capitals all of this season.