By Sky Kerstein

The Capitals made a number of moves today including recalling a familiar face from Hershey.  Veteran 33-year-old forward Keith Aucoin was recalled earlier today from AHL Hershey.  Aucoin has 11 goals and 59 assists for Hershey this season and was an AHL All-Star starter in the AHL All-Star game earlier this week.  Aucoin has played in 75 regular season NHL games between the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals and played for the Capitals in one game last season and zero games so far this season.  Aucoin has eight career NHL goals and 18 NHL assists.

To make room for Aucoin, rookie forward Cody Eakin was sent to Hershey.  In 29 NHL games this season, Eakin has four goals and four assists while playing the majority of the time on the fourth line.  Eakin has one goal and one assist in his last 14 NHL games.

Also the Caps made two AHL trades, first they acquired defenseman Kevin Marshall from the Philadelphia Flyers/Adirondack Phantoms in exchange for right wing Matt Ford of the Hershey Bears and then they acquired center Mike Carman from the Colorado Avalanche/Lake Erie Monsters in exchange for defenseman Danny Richmond of the Hershey Bears.

The 22-year-old Marshall saw some NHL action in ten games this season for the Flyers and recorded a -1 with eight penalty minutes.  Marshall, 6’1″ 207 pounds, has two goals, three assists, 55 penalty minutes, is a -6 in 32 regular season games for the AHL Adirondack Phantoms this season.  In 185 AHL regular season games, Marshall has seven goals, 21 assists and is a -23 overall with 255 penalty minutes.  Marshall has an NHL deal, is a restricted free agent following this season and gives the Caps some defensive depth.

The 23-year-old American Carman has never played in the NHL, but has three goals and three assists with a -2 in 28 AHL regular season games this season.  Carman, 6’0″ 185 pounds, has played in 107 career AHL regular season games for the Lake Erie Monsters and has 14 goals and 11 assists during that time.  Carman is also a restricted free agent following the season and gives the Caps some forward depth.

Both Kevin Marshall and Mike Carman will report directly to the AHL Hershey Bears.


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