The Capitals reassigned Malenstyn to AHL Hershey on Sunday.

Malenstyn was a call-up in mid-November, when a slew of injuries hit the Capitals forward group. With Carl Hagelin's (upper body) likely activation from injured reserve coming soon, and Nicklas Backstrom (upper body) nearing a return, Malenstyn's demotion was needed to clear space on the roster. The 21-year-old played three games with the big club and went pointless in that span.

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