The Capitals have recalled forward Paul Carey from Hershey to serve as the team’s extra forward on the upcoming five-game road trip.

Carey joined the team in Arlington for practice on Friday.

“Paul is coming in strictly as the 13th forward,” Coach Barry Trotz said. “If someone is bumped up or their play falls off dramatically then he’ll go in.”

Carey has no points in four games with the Capitals this season. In 55 games with Hershey, the 28-year-old has 24 goals and 31 assists after an eight point (6 goals, 2 assists) outburst last weekend.

“It’s a great opportunity to bring energy to the team,” Carey said of his latest stint in Washington. “I’m always going to be ready. You never know. Any given night, something could happens to somebody—and illness or whatnot.” 

How long will Carey stick around? That, according to Trotz, is TBD.

“We’re going to go through the end of the trip and see where we are,” Trotz said. “That’s the plan. But all plans are subject to change.”

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