Capitals Not Taking Any Chances; Call Up Lewington

The Capitals announced Saturday afternoon that they called defenseman Tyler Lewington up from the Hershey Bears. The Caps play the Philadelphia Flyers at 1230 on Sunday and are down a D-man with and injured Michal Kempny out. Coach Todd Reirden suggested earlier today that he would likely consider adding some backup to the roster.

He scored his first NHL goal in December 2018.

What can fans expect should he be placed in the lineup? Here is what the Caps shared in their press release:

Lewington, 24, has appeared in two games for the Capitals this season. Lewington made his

Additionally, as a Bear:

Lewington recorded 11 points (2g, 9a) in 71 games with Hershey last season. Lewington ranked third in the AHL in penalty minutes (149) and third among Hershey defensemen in games played. Lewington is the only player in the AHL to rank in the top five in penalty minutes in each of the previous two seasons. In 232 career games with Hershey, Lewington has 48 points (12g, 36a) and 493 penalty minutes.

Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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