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Caps claim Volpatti off waivers

Feb 28, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

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When the Vancouver Canucks placed forward Aaron Volpatti on waivers yesterday, they said they wanted him to play more in the AHL.

Apparently, the Washington Capitals had other ideas. Today, the Caps claimed the tough forward.

Volpatti has one goal in 16 games this season and was second on the Canucks with 42 hits. The 27-year-old fourth-liner has also fought four times.

For Caps fans looking for more in-depth analysis, the Edmonton Journal has a good statistical breakdown of Volpatti’s game.

For Caps fans looking for less in-depth analysis, here’s Volpatti knocking out Brad Winchester with one punch:

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