On Friday, the Caps recalled defenseman Ryan Stanton from the Hershey Bears and have re-assigned Connor Carrick. Stanton played 54 games for the Vancouver Canucks in 2014/15 and ranked fourth in hits and blocked shots for the team. This year for the Bears he has two goals and five assists in 28 games played. He also has 30 penalty minutes. He will bring a high degree of physicality to the game, if he plays in place of the healing Carlson.