Capitals Recall Frederic Cassivi from Hershey, Assign Daren Machesney
/ Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Frederic Cassivi from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and assigned goaltender Daren Machesney to Hershey, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Cassivi, 31, has played nine NHL games in his career, including one start for the Capitals last season. The 12-year pro was the most valuable player of the Calder Cup playoffs for Hershey last year, and has a 13-6-4 record for the Bears this season, with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.
A 6’4”, 221-pound native of Sorel, Quebec, Cassivi will be available for today’s game against the New York Islanders at Verizon Center (1 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, SportsTalk 980) and will wear No. 35.
Machesney, 20, has backed up Olie Kolzig in three games this season. He has spent most of the year with the Bears and the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.