Ness was assigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday. Ness has skated in the Capitals' last two games with Brooks Orpik (lower body) and Matt Niskanen (lower body) missing action, but the defenseman's demotion suggests that at least one of the injured blueliners will be back in action Tuesday against the Rangers. The 26-year-old Ness should see regular ice time with Hershey, with whom he's posted five goals and 16 points in 41 games.
The Capitals recalled Ness from AHL Hershey on Thursday. Defensemen Brooks Orpik (undisclosed) and Matt Niskanen (lower body) are both questionable for Friday's game against Edmonton, so if they're both unable to go, Ness will likely draw into the lineup against the Oilers. The 26-year-old blueliner has notched 16 points in 41 games with AHL Hershey this season.
Ness was assigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Ness' reassignment to the minors perhaps suggests the Capitals are comfortable with the progress Matt Niskanen (upper body) has shown and could even get him back for Sunday's game against the Canucks. The 26-year-old Ness didn't make any appearances for the Capitals during his latest stint with the big club.
The Capitals recalled Ness from AHL Hershey on Thursday. Matt Niskanen (upper body) didn't travel with the Capitals for Friday's game in Buffalo, so Ness will round out the team's depth at defense for that contest. The 26-year-old defender will likely be sent back to the minors as soon as Niskanen is cleared to return to game action.
Ness was released from Washington's training camp roster Sunday. If Ness clears waivers, he will start the season with AHL Hershey, where he had 27 points in 62 games last year. If the Capitals get into a bit of injury trouble, Ness could find his way to the majors, but he will spend the majority of the year in the AHL.
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