Lewington was sent down to AHL Hershey on Monday.
It appears Lewington's services aren't needed, even with Michal Kempny sidelined by a knee injury. Lewington hasn't suited up for a game at the top level since Dec. 29.
The Capitals recalled Lewington from AHL Hershey on Saturday, NBC Sports Washington reports.
The Capitals have just six other healthy blueliners, so they needed to recall another for depth ahead of Sunday's game versus the Flyers. Lewington, who last played for the Caps on Dec. 29 versus the Senators, is that guy. It's unclear if he'll slot in Sunday, but fantasy owners shouldn't be keeping tabs since he has just two NHL games under his belt.
Lewington was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Monday.
Lewington made an impact during his brief stint in the majors with a goal, an assist, a plus-3 rating and seven penalty minutes in two games. With Brooks Orpik (knee) nearing a return, the 24-year-old defender will look to continue his development in the minors, where he has two goals and six points in 26 games.
Lewington tallied a goal, and assist, five penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Lewington is making the most of his recall with two points in his first two NHL games -- and a rare Gordie Howe hat trick. The 26-year-old should continue to log regular minutes as long as Brooks Orpik (knee) and Matt Niskanen (undisclosed) are out of the lineup, but with the former returning imminently and the latter not believed to be seriously ailing, it could be a short recall for the seventh-round pick from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Lewington was recalled from AHL Hershey on Thursday.
Lewington will provide the Capitals emergency depth on the blue line against the Hurricanes on Thursday, but shouldn't be expected to slot into the lineup. Once Christian Djoos (thigh) or Brooks Orpik (knee) is cleared to play, Lewington will find himself heading back to the minors, where he has tallied six points, 67 PIM and a minus-8 rating in 26 games.
The Capitals assigned Lewington to AHL Hershey on Sunday.
Lewington made his NHL debut Saturday versus the Senators and went plus-1 with two PIM during 13:07 of ice time. The 24-year-old plays with an edge to his game, racking up 67 PIM over 26 AHL games this year, and he'll return to bus league to continue his development.
Lewington will make his NHL debut Saturday against the Senators, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Lewington was recalled to provide depth while Christian Djoos (thigh) and Brooks Orpik (lower body) remain on the injured list. The seventh-round pick from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft plays a steady and rugged style but possesses little fantasy value at the moment.
Lewington was called up from AHL Hershey on Saturday, Chris Kuc of The Athletic reports.
The Capitals needed a seventh defenseman since Christian Djoos (thigh) has been shifted to injured reserve without a clear timeline for his return. Enter Lewington, who signed a two-year, two-way deal with the club in May. He's quite the intimidating player having accumulated 67 PIM over 26 games for AHL Hershey this season, but Lewington lacks offensive utility.
Lewington inked a two-year, two-way contract with Washington on Friday.
In his past three seasons with AHL Hershey, Lewington notched 34 points in 175 outings while racking up 380 PIM, which would seem to indicate he is in the system more for his physicality and grit than his offensive skill set. The 2013 seventh-round pick will likely continue to spend the bulk of his time in the minors, but could earn the occasional call-up next season.
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