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Caps put Hillen on LTIR, recall Latta

Oct 8, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT

The Washington Capitals made a pair of roster moves on Tuesday, putting defenseman Jack Hillen on long term injured reserve and calling up Michael Latta from AHL Hershey.

Hillen, 27, was injured in Washington’s home opener against Calgary, suffering a fractured right leg on this hit from Flames forward Lance Bouma:

The injury will keep Hillen shelved for 4-6 months, and the Caps will free up $700,000 in cap space by putting him on LTIR.

In an unrelated move, Washington also recalled Latta, who made his NHL debut in Washington’s season-opening loss to Chicago last week.

Acquired by Washington in the Martin Erat-Filip Forsberg trade, Latta played well in his brief stint with Hershey, scoring a shorthanded goal and an assist in the Bears’ season-opener against Adirondack.

  1. brianforster - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    im not going to claim to have a fraction of the hockey IQ of george mcphee and adam oates but i just can’t understand why orlov, oleksy, and kundratek seem to be on their way out, with kundratek already being placed on waivers earlier.

    • dcfan4life - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      Oleskys really slow, Orlav is another Mike Green minded guy except he cant score and hes defense is worse, and Kundratek has no real reason to be in the NHL based on his play. Dont need to have a GMs IQ to see why these guys couldn’t stay in the NHL.

      • ravenscaps48 - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

        Madison Bowey can’t come quick enough

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