Washington Capitals Place Offseason Acquisition On LTIR

The Washington Capitals are navigating a challenging start to the 2023-24 season, contending with a series of injuries.

One development was the recall of goaltender Clay Stevenson from AHL Hershey to fill in for the injured Charlie Lindgren, who suffered an undisclosed injury during a morning practice session.

To make room for Stevenson's arrival, the Capitals made a strategic roster move by placing defenseman Joel Edmundson on long-term injured reserve.

This decision not only opens up a roster spot but also provides much-needed cap space for the team.

Unfortunately, this means that Edmundson will be sidelined for a minimum of 10 games and 24, though the move can be applied retroactively.

Edmundson's hand injury, sustained during a non-game scrimmage at the beginning of training camp, necessitated surgery in late September.

Last season, Edmundson scored two goals and 13 total points across 61 games played, along with a horrible -29 plus/minus rating with the Montreal Canadiens.

As they grapple with injuries, the team is making adjustments to its lineup, including the promising addition of Clay Stevenson, with hopes of maintaining their competitive edge as they embark on the new season. Photo Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports