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Capitals Recall Protas, Send Down Goalie



Washington Capitals Aliaksei Protas
Washington Capitals' Aliaksei Protas plays during a preseason NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The day after opening the season with a loss, the Washington Capitals have made a roster move.

Aliaksei Protas, who was sent down to open up a roster spot Friday, has been recalled to the NHL club, the team announced Saturday. Goalie Clay Stevenson was demoted to Hershey in a corresponding move.

Stevenson, 24, was recalled Friday afternoon when it became clear that Darcy Kuemper, who’s wife gave birth late Thursday night, would be unable to play against the Penguins. He did not play in Friday’s 4-0 shutout loss, with Charlie Lindgren receiving the start.

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