WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals have assigned 21 players to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, including goalie Braden Holtby and defenseman Dmitry Orlov, the team announced on Friday.
The move allows Holtby and Orlov to each play for Hershey should the National Hockey League impose a lockout.
The players assigned to Hershey, Washington’s AHL affiliate, include forwards Mike Carman, Stanislav Galiev, Garrett Mitchell, Danick Paquette, Mattias Sjogren, Matt Clackson, Zach Hamill, Ryan Potulny and Ryan Stoa; defensemen Brett Flemming, Tomas Kundratek, Cameron Schilling, Dustin Stevenson, Kevin Marshall, Patrick McNeill and Garrett Stafford; and goaltenders Brandon Anderson, Philipp Grubauer, and Dany Sabourin.
In addition, Washington has loaned forward Tom Wilson to Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League.
The 11-time Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears will celebrate their 75th AHL season in 2012-13, and are scheduled to open training camp on Sept. 30.
Some information used in this story is provided by the Hershey Bears.