Friday, March 27, 2009

Osala and Aucoin Called up from Hershey Bears

As Donald Brashear and Boyd Gordon are still on the mend, the Caps have recalled Keith Aucoin and Oskar Osala from the Hershey Bears, where they may get a chance to suit up against the Lightning tonight.

Aucoin has already played five games this year with the big club and has recorded one assist with the Caps. Caps fans may get their first look at the young talent Oskala, who may earn a Rookie of the Year nod this season.

From the team press release:

Osala, 21, is a first-year pro who made his NHL debut with the Capitals on Dec. 10 against Boston. He has 37 points (23g-14a) in 68 games with Hershey this year and is tied for second in the league in goals scored by a rookie. Osala wears No. 48 in Washington.

The 6’4”, 225-pound Vassa, Finland, native was the Capitals’ fourth-round choice, 97th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He spent last season with the Espoo Blues in Finland, recording 18 goals and 17 assists in 53 games on his way to being named the league’s Rookie of the Year.

How nice is it to be this stacked with talent, sports fans? C'mon boys, time to chase those thunder and lightning clouds away from "our house" and keep those points stacking up!


Anonymous said...

This time Sasha sat out. He obviously was not fully recovered from the flu. He must have a pretty bad case (sick at least since Sunday) and probably had no business playing in the game against Toronto. Sad to say, he was generating more offense than most of the other Caps (save Ovi and Laich) even though he couldn't finish anything (and was missing shots he should have gotten).

Anonymous said...

Much better game for Caps. At least they won and had more energy than we've seen lately. Okay, it was sloppy in parts.