The Washington Capitals have reportedly been looking into upgrading their goaltending situation, and now, the Montreal Canadiens are reportedly interested in the Capitals’ current tandem.
Per RDS, Montreal reached out to the Capitals about netminder Ilya Samsonov. And at the Habs’ Thursday game against the St. Louis Blues, the Capitals have a scout present, according to the Montreal Journal’s J-F Chaumont.
Il y a très souvent un recruteur des Capitals de Washington au Centre Bell. Mais ce soir pour la joute entre les Blues et le CH, ils sont deux recruteurs des Caps.
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— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) February 17, 2022
Samsonov has been picking up his play of late, and recently set a new career-high in consecutive games played (7). In his last six games, he has registered a .919 save percentage, which includes a .928 SV% over the last three games.
He has experienced some issues with consistency over the course of his career with up-and-down performances. In 28 games this season, he is 16-7-3 with a 2.83 GAA and .906 save percentage.
The Russian will be a RFA at the end of the 2021-22 campaign. He is on a one-year, $2 million bridge deal.
Washington reportedly is not only reportedly out to upgrade its goalie situation and also add forwards. The Capitals have been linked to the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Kraken.