The Capitals just released information that Semyon Varlamov is being sent back to Hershey. While not "officially" billing it as a reconditioning assignment, it will certainly serve that purpose as Varly has missed nine games after suffering a lower body injury.
On the subject of the "hush hush" manner of describing NHL injuries vaguely as only "upper" or "lower" body, I totally understand why they do it. HM would love to employ that tactic the next time I have to call in to work sick. "Boss, I can't come in today - am suffering from an upper body injury." It would be great - she won't know if my crazy schedule finally caused my head to implode or I just have the stomach flu!