The Washington Capitals recalled right wing Tim Bergland from the Baltimore Skipjacks yesterday in time for tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Capital Centre.
Bergland's recall was necessitated by an injury to rookie right wing Reggie Savage in practice at the Mount Vernon rink. Savage, who was called up from Baltimore on Monday and played in one game, will be out indefinitely, said Capitals general manager David Poile.
This is Bergland's second stint with the Capitals. He began the season with Washington, and had a goal and four assists in 24 games. In 14 games with the Skipjacks, Bergland has eight goals and nine assists.
Baltimore is down to eight forwards. However, right wing Jeff Greenlaw (ankle) and left wing Steve Maltais (thigh) skated at practice, and are expected to be available to play tonight against the American Hockey League's Southern Division-leading Rochester Americans. The Skipjacks are in second place, seven points behind.