Barber signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Monday.
Barber will make at least $400,000 and can earn as much as $700,000 if he's able to stick around at the NHL level. With only three NHL games under his belt, Barber is little more than organizational depth.
The Capitals reassigned Barber to AHL Hershey on Sunday.
Barber was called up Friday and served as a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets. He'll head back to the AHL for now but could be recalled again if Tom Wilson is still suffering from a concussion for Tuesday's game versus the Red Wings.
The Capitals recalled Barber from AHL Hershey on Friday.
Barber has been pretty productive in the minors this season, racking up eight goals and 18 points in 20 appearances. The Capitals only had 12 healthy forwards on their roster prior to Barber's promotion, so he'll likely round out their depth up front until Tom Wilson (concussion) is cleared to return.
Barber was placed on waivers for the purposes of loan to AHL Hershey on Saturday.
Once a well-regarded prospect in the organization, Barber once again failed to play his way into the big leagues. The 24-year-old winger will report to AHL Hershey should he go unclaimed, but his chances of making the NHL ranks appear to have slimmed.
Barber scored on one of his nine shots in Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to the Bruins.
The 2012 sixth-rounder had begun to fall off the NHL radar, but he'll certainly draw some attention with this performance. Just 24 years of age, Barber still has time to work his way back up to the top level, where he appeared three times in 2016-17. He'll need more games like this to do so.
Barber needs an excellent camp to reinvigorate his NHL aspirations, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Barber was once a highly touted prospect for the Capitals, having contributed solid totals in the NCAA ranks while being an impactful player for Team USA in international tournaments. However, he has struggled mightily since a 55-point rookie campaign in 2015-16. Reagan rightly speculates that the upcoming training camp is a watershed moment for Barber, who will need a strong performance to regain his luster in the minds of the organization that drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, to possibly earn a chance to showcase his talents in the big league.
Barber signed a one-year, $650,000 extension with the Capitals on Tuesday.
Barber led AHL Hershey with 20 goals and ranked fourth on the team with 38 points in 60 games during the 2017-18 season. The 24-year-old will have a chance to compete for a roster spot with the Capitals during training camp but may need more seasoning in the minors before he's ready for a consistent role in the big leagues.
Barber received a qualifying offer Monday.
Barber's production rate with AHL Hershey slipped a bit in 2017-18, recording 20 goals and 38 points in 60 games. The 24-year-old still owns enough potential to compete for a starting role in Washington's bottom-six, but he's been passed on the depth chart by Shane Gersich and will need a strong performance in training camp to take the next step in his career.
Barber was sent to AHL Hershey on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.
Even though Barber cracked Washington's roster for three games during the 2016-17 season, he'll start this season playing for AHL Hershey. The 23-year-old has recorded 82 points in 113 games over the last two seasons in the AHL, so a midseason call-up could certainly be in his future.
Barber was returned to AHL Hershey on Wednesday.
Barber played in the last three games as a reinforcement option with T.J. Oshie (upper body) unavailable, but he was rather ineffective in limited action, with two (missed) shots on goal and a single hit counting as his meager box-score contributions over that span. Paul Carey reportedly will take Barber's spot on the roster for the time being.
Barber was recalled from AHL Hershey on Tuesday, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
With Andre Burakovsky (hand) on IR and T.J. Oshie (upper body) day-to-day in advance of Tuesday's game against the Rangers, the Capitals decided to add some reinforcements to their forward ranks, bringing in Barber and Jakub Vrana from the AHL. Both players will likely dress Tuesday if Oshie isn't available, but don't expect Barber to be in store for heavy ice time. During his previous two-game stint with the Capitals, he averaged only 8:55 of action while assuming a bottom-six role.
Barber was assigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday.
Barber's first taste of the NHL was rather uneventful, as he appeared in two games for the Capitals, putting two shots on goal while averaging 8:55 in ice time. The 23-year-old will be in store for more action in Hershey, where he's recorded seven goals and four assists in 18 games this season.
Barber was recalled from AHL Hershey on Thursday.
This marks Barber's first recall of the season, and it comes in the wake of Andre Burakovsky (hand) being placed on injured reserve. Barber has played only 18 games for Hershey this season, in which he's netted seven goals and added four assists. He also put up a respectable 55 points in the minors last season, so he'll be one to watch if and when he draws into his first career NHL game.
Barber was among those cut from the Capitals' training camp roster Monday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
The 167th pick from the 2012 Draft has been quite the find for the Capitals after totalling 54 goals and 69 assists in 116 games with the Miami-Ohio Redhawks in the NCAA. However, he took some untimely penalties during pre-season games and failed to distinguish himself from the other players gunning for the opening night roster. Barber still has top-six upside, but is likely to spend the balance of 2016-17 in the minors.
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