Forward Paul Carey was reassigned to Hershey of the American Hockey League after Monday’s 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres, the Capitals announced.
Carey had two shots in the game but saw a team-low 6:58 of ice time, including no time on the penalty kill. His line was also on the ice for both of Buffalo’s goals.
Carey, 28, was recalled last week and played two games on his latest stint in Washington, registering no points. He appeared in one game on a previous recall this season.
Carey’s demotion leaves the Caps with 13 forwards, including winger T.J. Oshie, who could return from a shoulder injury this week.