ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals vice president and general manager George McPhee announced Tuesday, the team has recalled goaltender Dany Sabourin, defenseman Sean Collins and forward Cody Eakin from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Sabourin, 31, went 18-12-5 with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 37 games with Hershey this season and posted a 3-2 record with a 3.19 goals-against average and a .882 save percentage in the Calder Cup playoffs. He spent all of last season with the Bears, recording a 14-9-0 record with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in 23 games.
The 6'4", 204-pound Sabourin has appeared in 57 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks, with a combined record of 18-25-0-4 with a 2.88 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage.
The Val-d'Or, Quebec, native was chosen in the fourth-round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, 108th overall, by the Calgary Flames.
Collins, 28, played in 65 games for Hershey this season, tallying two goals, eight assists and 45 penalty minutes. He posted four penalty minutes in five Calder Cup playoff games. Last season, Collins recorded 20 points scoring four goals and added 16 helpers. He led Hershey with a +29 plus/minus rating in 73 games.
The 6'1", 205-pound native of Troy, Michigan, appeared in two games with Washington this season and recorded three shots on goal. The former Ohio State Buckeye has played in 21 career NHL games, all with Washington, and scored two goals, added one assist and 12 penalty minutes. The Capitals originally signed him as a free agent on March 17, 2007.
Eakin, 20, scored four goals, tallied four assists, good enough for eight points and a plus-two rating in 29 NHL games this season. He made his NHL debut on Nov. 1 vs. Anaheim and recorded his first NHL point, an assist, and scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 4 at Carolina.
Eakin scored 13 goals and had 14 assists in 43 games with Hershey in the AHL this season and tallied one assist in five Calder Cup playoff games.In his first full professional season, Eakin led all rookies on Hershey in goals, assists and points. Eakin appeared in four regular-season games for Hershey during the 2009-10 season scoring two goals and played in five postseason games during Hershey's 2010 Calder Cup Championship victory campaign.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native helped Canada earn a silver medal at the World Junior Championship last season and helped guide the Kootenay Ice to the Western Hockey League (WHL) championship. Eakin finished the Memorial Cup playoff round tied for second in points with six and his three goals scored tied for third. In his WHL career, he collected 239 points with 118 goals and 121 assists in 238 career WHL games.
Sabourin and Eakin will participate in practice Tuesday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 11 a.m.