By Chris Cleveland
In a surprise move Jakub Vrana and Paul Carey have been called up to the Caps roste0r while Zack Sanford has been sent to the AHL Hershey Bears. Trotz gave Sanford a fair shot for sure; he kept him up here a lot longer than people thought he would.
That being said, Vrana has been lighting it up in Hershey (9G, 7A in 18 games) and could just not be ignored any longer.
I really like this move, To be honest, Vrana has been on some kind of streak down in Hershey this year, basically averaging a point per game. He could be the jolt the Caps offense needs. I wouldn’t be surprised if Vrana played tomorrow night making his NHL debut.
They want to see what this kid is all about and could have some big ice time. Also Paul Carey being called up could be sending a message to a few guys on the bottom six. I wouldn’t be surprised if both Carey and Vrana both end up playing tomorrow night.
Here is my best guess at what the lines would look like:
Ovi Nicki Mojo
Burakosvky Kuzy Vrana
Carey Eller Williams
Winnik Beagle Wilson