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Capitals’ Aube-Kubel, 5 Others Clear Waivers; Hershey Bound



Washington Capitals right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, in Washington. The Capitals won 6-3. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nicolas Aube-Kubel, as well as five others cut from Washington Capitals training camp Friday, have cleared waivers.

Along with Aube-Kubel, forwards Alex Limoges, Joe Snively and Michael Sgarbossa, defenseman Dylan McIlrath and goalie Hunter Shepard will report to the Hershey Bears, Washington’s AHL affiliate.

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Additionally, the Capitals sent goalie Mitchell Gibson down to Hershey, bringing the team’s roster to 26 ahead of Saturday’s preseason finale.

The cut of Aube-Kubel, who played in 53 games with the Capitals last season, creates an unanticipated opportunity on the win, an opportunity likely to be claimed by one of those remaining in camp: Matthew Phillips, Aliaksei Protas, Beck Malenstyn or Ivan Miroshnichenko.

Jared Serre covers the Washington Capitals for Washington Hockey Now. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.