ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals
have recalled forward Jay Beagle
from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Hershey Bears
and assigned defenseman Karl Alzner
to Hershey, vice president and general manager George McPhee
Beagle, 23, is a second-year pro who stands 6'3", 208 pounds. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 11 at the New York Rangers
and has played three NHL games this year. Beagle has played in 47 games for Hershey this season, recording four goals and five assists. He has one goal and one assist in seven playoff games for Hershey this year.
The Capitals signed Beagle, a Calgary, Alberta, native, as a free agent on March 26, 2008, toward the end of his first season in Hershey. Beagle wears No. 83 in Washington and is eligible to make his NHL postseason debut today in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins
. He had 19 goals and 37 points in 64 games as an AHL rookie last season. He spent two seasons at Alaska Anchorage (WCHA) before turning pro and signing with Idaho in the ECHL.