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Capitals Recall Milner from South Carolina, Re-assign Samsonov to Hershey

Capitals have recalled goaltender Parker Milner from the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) and re-assigned goaltender Ilya Samsonov to the Hershey Bears (AHL)

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Parker Milner from the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) and re-assigned goaltender Ilya Samsonov to the Hershey Bears (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Milner, 28, posted a record of 19-17-3 with a 2.95 goals against average and a .912 save percentage in 40 games with the Stingrays this season. Additionally, the 6'1", 187-pound goaltender recorded a 2.74 goals against average and a .914 save percentage in South Carolina's opening round loss to the Orlando Solar Bears in the playoffs. The Pittsburgh native also appeared in three games for Hershey this season, recording a 2-1-0 record with a 2.28 goals against average and a .931 save percentage.

In the 2017-18 season, Milner was named the ECHL goaltender of the year following a 28-7-3 record with a 1.86 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.

Samsonov, 22, has posted a record of 20-14-5 with a 2.70 goals against average and a .898 save percentage in 37 games with the Bears this season. The 6'2", 205-pound goaltender has recorded three shutouts and posted a 10-0-1 record from Jan. 12 through Feb. 27. Samsonov made 49 saves on 52 shots in his AHL playoff debut against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  

Samsonov recorded a 12-9-1 record with a 2.31 goals against average and a .926 save percentage in 26 regular season games and a 1-2 record with a 2.30 goals against average and a .913 save percentage in five playoff games with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) during the 2017-18 season. The Magnitogorsk, Russia, native also represented Russia in two international games, recording a 0.99 goals against average and a .956 save percentage.

Washington selected Samsonov with their first round pick, 22nd overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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