Forward Nathan Walker is back in the Capitals organization after Washington reclaimed him off waivers Wednesday afternoon. He will join the team in Glendale, Ariz., before the Capitals' game against the Coyotes on Friday night. The Australia native was waived by Washington earlier this month when the organization intended to send him down to the American Hockey League. He was then claimed by the Oilers, but when Edmonton waived Walker after he appeared in just two games, Washington had the opportunity to get the speedy 2014 third-round draft pick back into the organization. The NHL's holiday roster freeze has already gone into effect, and though Walker was placed on waivers before the freeze, he can't be sent down to the AHL until after the freeze is over next Thursday at 12:01 a.m. It's unclear whether the Capitals still intend to reassign Walker at that point, but unless another team put in a claim on him during this most recent 24-hour waivers period, Walker shouldn't need waivers again until he has been in the NHL for 30 days or played 10 games. Walker made the team out of training camp, a feel-good story as he became the first Australian to play in the NHL. He scored a goal in his debut but struggled to get consistent playing time as he was beat out by other forwards as Washington's lineup got healthier. He appeared in just seven games before the Capitals waived him, and the coaching staff's apparent lack of trust in him killing penalties also hurt his cause.