The Washington Capitals recalled Dany Sabourin, Cody Eakin and Sean Collins Tuesday morning from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League to add depth during their playoff run. The transaction occurred the morning after the Capitals tied up their second round playoff series against the New York Rangers. All three of players finished off their season in Hershey, falling in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins.
Goaltender, Dany Sabourin returns to Washington just after being assigned to Hershey, as the Capitals goalies recovered from injury. Sabourin posted 2.76 goals against average along with a .909 save percentage with Hershey in 37 games at the AHL level this year.
Eakin played 29 games with the Capitals this year, registering four goals and four assists in his rookie season in the Washington organization. Eakin was recently assigned to Hershey before the Calder Cup playoffs began. In 43 games with the chocolate and white, Eakin contributed 13 goals and 14 assists in 43 contests.
Collins joins the Capitals after staying in Hershey throughout the regular season and the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs. Collins registered 10 points in 65 games with Hershey, paired with Kevin Marshall for the majority of the year. He has played in 21 NHL contests while in the Washington Capitals organization, posting two goals along with one assist.
The Capitals return to the Verizon Center to faceoff against the New York Rangers in the third game of the second round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.