Ness signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Friday. Ness will likely spend the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors providing Washington with organizational depth at defense in case of injury. The 26-year-old blueliner notched 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) with a plus-12 rating over 62 games with AHL Hershey last season.
Ness was sent down to AHL Hersey on Friday. Ness did not suit up during this most recent call up and has played in eight games this season in which he garnered a pair of points. In the AHL this season, the 25-year-old has been dishing out assists left and right, as he's recorded 13 helpers in only 32 contests.
Ness was recalled from AHL Hershey on Thursday morning, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Ness has been up and down from the minors multiple times this season, making sporadic contributions over eight games at the professional level. The 25-year-old will serve as an insurance policy in case fellow defenseman Taylor Chorney (flu) is unable to play Thursday.
Ness was sent down to the minors Monday morning, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Ness was recalled shortly after John Carlson (lower body) went on the injured list, but with the aforementioned defenseman making progress and Ness approaching waiver eligibility, the decision was made to send him back to AHL Hershey, where he was two goals and 13 points in 27 games this season. Ness has two assists in eight games with the Capitals.
Ness was recalled from AHL Hershey on Thursday. Ness spent time with the club earlier in the season, but rarely dressed for games. Through 27 contests at AHL Hershey, the 25-year-old owns 13 points and a plus-12 rating. He'll once again provide defensive depth for the Caps.
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