NEW YORK – News and notes as the Capitals [14-16-1, 29 points] prepare to face the New York Rangers [15-13-2, 32 points] tonight at MadisonSquareGarden [6:30 p.m. Caps Central, CSN]:
Capitals right wing Joey Crabb has cleared NHL waivers and has been assigned to the AHL Hershey Bears.
It’s official. Beginning next season the Capitals will be seeing a whole lot more of Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux and Henrik Lundqvist.
As he stood at his locker stall on Sunday, the puck from his first NHL goal tucked safely behind him, Steve Oleksy smiled broadly and said what everyone around him was already thinking.