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Capitals Make More Cuts, Send Lapierre, Iorio To Hershey & Put 6 On Waivers

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ARLINGTON, V.A. — With the Hershey Bears training camp set to open on Monday, the Washington Capitals made more cuts to their training camp roster on their off-day on Sunday.

Washington sent Hendrix Lapierre and Vincent Iorio to Hershey while also placing Garrett Pilon, Bobby Nardella, Beck Malenstyn, Gabriel Carlsson, Dylan McIlrath and Zach Fucale on waivers.

Lapierre and Iorio are both expected to play in Hershey this season. They had strong training camps, but ultimately, will benefit from another year of development. Iorio also picked up his first preseason NHL point.

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Nardella was also one of the standout names at camp, impressing with his puck-moving ability and notching a couple of assists to boot.

Malenstyn and Pilon had strong showings coming up, showcasing their ability as Malenstyn laid on the physicality and Pilon had a good net-front presence. McIlrath and Carlsson, an offseason addition, we’re decent on the backend.

Fucale got in some games and came up with some big saves as he continues his development. He will be the No. 1 in Hershey with Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren making up the Washington tandem. Fucale split time with Pheonix Copley down with the Bears last year, but with Copley now in L.A., he is the likely starter.

Some notable names still at camp include Aliaksei Protas and Lucas Johansen, who could very well make the opening night roster.

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