Prospects Jakub Vrana, Riley Barber and Madison Bowey were among eight players cut from Capitals training camp Monday afternoon, the team announced.
Defensemen Christian Djoos and Darren Dietz, forwards Garrett Mitchell and Liam O’Brien and goaltender Vitek Vanecek were also cut.
All eight players will report to the Hershey Bears, whose training camp opened Monday morning.
The most notable demotion was Vrana, the team’s first round pick in 2014. The winger had no points and three shots in three games. He also needed to take the conditioning test a second time.
Meantime, Nathan Walker, Zach Sanford, Chandler Stephenson and Travis Boyd remain among the players to watch for the 14th forward spot that General Manager Brian MacLellan has said the team plans to reserve for a prospect.
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