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Capitals Recall Jay Beagle from Hershey

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled center Jay Beagle from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Beagle, 25, has played in 19 games for Washington this season, registering two goals and six penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 210-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, has collected 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 24 games for the Bears this season.

Beagle has appeared in 29 career NHL games for the Capitals, posting four points (3 goals, 1 assist) and 10 penalty minutes. He also played in 66 games for the Bears during the regular season last season, collecting 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) and 25 penalty minutes while also recording nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 21 playoff games. Beagle, who wears No. 83 for Washington, was signed as a free agent by the Capitals on March 26, 2008.

Beagle will be available for tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center.

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