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Caps recall Schilling as Poti, Erskine sidelined

Mar 12, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

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Ahead of tonight’s home game versus Carolina, the Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Cameron Schilling from AHL Hershey as blue-liners Tom Poti and John Erskine recover from upper-body injuries.

Schilling, 24, has 14 points in 54 games with the Bears. Tonight will be his NHL debut if he plays.

Washington’s six defenseman against the Hurricanes are expected to be Karl Alzner, Tomas Kundratek, Jeff Schultz, John Carlson, Steve Oleksy, and Schilling. That’s notable, as three of them — Kundratek, Oleksy and Schilling — were in the AHL when the NHL season started.

Erskine, who was hurt Saturday against the Islanders, has reportedly been placed on injured reserve and is eligible to return Sunday versus the Sabres. Poti is day-to-day. Another defenseman, Mike Green, remains out with a groin injury.

  1. jpelle82 - Mar 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    when it rains it pours, erskine has been good all things considered. i guess oates gets to see what these kids can do for future’s sake but its gets harder and harder to hold onto any hope now with the injuries piling up

    • blackfoot11 - Mar 12, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Indeed, Schilling is one of promising young stars in the Caps system. Kondratek and Olesksy were the others that were knocking on the door and got their chances. Look forward to seeing him in action tonight

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