Beck Malensty On Nov. 1 against the Vegas Golden Knights, he broke his left thumb. He repaired that injury with surgery.
About two months later, Malenstine is ready to play hockey again. But he’ll do it in Hershey.
On Wednesday, the Capitals decided to send the check back to the AHL once he’s healthy.
NEWS |: “Capitals” loaned forward Beck Malensty to “Hershey Bears”. https://t.co/r2oK9SZlc7
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 28, 2022
Malensteen has been participating in informal skates with other injured and rehabbing players for the past month.
“There are guys that are on the edge,” Laviolette said before Tuesday’s Capitals-Rangers game. “Beck is near!”
In the current season, Malenstine participated in five matches for the Capitals, becoming the author of a goal and an assist. The 24-year-old forward is expensive and a good organizational depth player, especially on a team with so many longevity issues.
We present the press release of the capital in full.
Capital Credit to Beck Malenst Hershey
ARLINGTON, Va. The Washington Capitals have loaned forward Beck Malensteen to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian McLellan announced today.
Malenstine, 24, has played in five games for Washington this season, recording two points (1g, 1a). The 6’3″, 206-pound forward has one goal in 12 games with the Capitals in 2021-22. Malensteen recorded his first career NHL goal and point on November 30, 2021 against the Florida Panthers. Malensteen has three points (2g, 1a) in 20 career NHL games with the Capitals.
British Columbia’s Delta has played Hershey twice this season. Malensteen had 16 points (10g, 6a) in 65 games for the Bears last season, tying his AHL career high in goals and tying his career high. Malensteen finished the season tied for third with Hershey in game-winning goals (3) and sixth in games played. Malensteen played in all three of Hershey’s playoff games, scoring one goal. Malensteen had 47 points (24g, 23a) in 187 career AHL games with Hershey.
The Capitals selected Malensteen with their fifth-round pick, 145th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
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