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Capitals' Zach Fucale: Hits waivers
Fucale was waived by the Capitals on Sunday, per CapFriendly.
Fucale posted an impressive .924 save percentage and 1.74 GAA in four NHL appearances last season. He'll likely clear waivers and head to AHL Hershey but he should be the first goalie recalled by Washington if the team needs an injury replacement.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Returned to AHL affiliate
Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday.
Although he'll head to the minors for now, Fucale will likely be back with the big club ahead of Saturday's Game 3 against the Panthers to serve as the emergency backup behind Vitek Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Recalled from minors
Fucale was elevated from AHL Hershey on Sunday.
Fucale provides some added depth ahead of Washington's first-round matchup against the Presidents' Trophy-winning Panthers. The 26-year-old posted a 1.74 GAA and .924 save percentage behind a 1-1-1 record in four games with the Capitals during the 2021-22 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Sent to AHL
Fucale was demoted to AHL Hershey on Friday.
Fucale served as backup netminder in Thursday's 4-0 victory over Carolina but did not add a fifth NHL appearance in 2021-22. The 26-year-old will return to AHL Hershey looking to build upon his 8-8-4 record, 2.85 GAA and .924 save percentage over 20 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Recalled from AHL affiliate
Fucale was elevated from AHL Hershey on Thursday.
Fucale has gone 8-8-4 with a 2.85 GAA and .884 save percentage over 20 AHL Hershey contests. The 26-year-old has gone 1-1-1 with a 1.75 GAA and .924 save percentage over four NHL appearances. He was elevated in light of Ilya Samsonov's (undisclosed) early departure from practice Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Assigned to AHL
Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Tuesday.
Fucale took home losses in both starts of his most recent NHL stint. His demotion comes on the heels of a loss to Boston on Monday, where he allowed four goals and saw 16 shots. The 26-year-old will rejoin AHL Hershey, where he has posted a 6-2-2 record with a 2.73 GAA and a .889 in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Leaves early in blowout
Fucale allowed four goals on 16 shots before being removed in a 7-3 loss to the Bruins on Monday. Two of the goals came on the power play.
Fucale was removed for Vitek Vanecek, who had not played since Dec. 19 (illness). Fucale was solid Jan. 8 against the Wild, allowing just one goal in the loss, but being pulled certainly does not bode well for his confidence going forward.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Between pipes Monday
Fucale will guard the crease Monday against the Bruins, per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic.
Fucale will start in his second consecutive game for the Capitals. Monday's contest with the Bruins will be the Quebec-born netminder's first career home start at the NHL level.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Makes 21 saves in shootout loss
Fucale made 21 saves, allowing just one goal, in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday.
Fucale was met with a tough pill to swallow on Saturday in his first start since Nov. 11, as the Capitals surrendered an own-goal before Wild right wing Mats Zuccarello scored in the final moments of regulation to send the game to overtime. Fucale spent the entirety of December in the minors before being called up to the taxi squad and eventually thrust into game action Jan. 7 in a relief role against the Blues. With Washington's primary goaltender Vitek Vanecek (illness) still out, Fucale may have earned another start.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Tending twine Saturday
Fucale will get the starting nod Saturday in Minnesota.
Fucale will make his first start since Nov. 11 when he posted a 21-save shutout against Detroit in his NHL debut. The 26-year-old has stopped all 28 shots he's faced in two NHL appearances this season. Saturday will be his third straight road appearance to begin his NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Perfect in relief outing
Fucale made seven saves in the third period of Friday's 5-1 loss to the Blues.
Fucale didn't allow a goal in the appearance -- the Blues' lone tally in the final frame went into an empty net. This was Fucale's second appearance of the season after he posted a 21-save shutout over the Red Wings in his NHL debut. The Quebec native would likely stay on the active roster Saturday versus the Wild if Vitek Vanecek (illness) remains unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Promoted to top level
Fucale has been added to Washington's active roster ahead of Friday's game versus the Blues.
With Vitek Vanecek (illness) unavailable, Fucale will serve as Ilya Samsonov's backup against St. Louis. The 25-year-old netminder will likely return to the taxi squad as soon as Vanecek is cleared to play.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Assigned to taxi squad
Fucale was promoted to the taxi squad Thursday, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Fucale has appeared in one NHL contest this season, taking home the win and saving all 21 shots launched his way. The 26-year-old has posted a 6-2-2 record with a 2.73 GAA and a .889 save percentage for AHL Hershey in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Returning to minors
The Capitals reassigned Fucale to AHL Hershey on Saturday.
Fucale was briefly recalled during Washington's road trip as an insurance policy while the team was out west but will return to the minors ranks now that the Capitals are back on the east coast. The 26-year-old recorded a 21-save shutout in his only start at the NHL level thus far in the 2021-22 season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Brought up to big club
Fucale was recalled from AHL Hershey on Friday.
Fucale made his long-awaited NHL debut last month, pitching a 21-save shutout over Detroit on Nov. 11. The 26-year-old hasn't been stellar in eight appearances with the Bears, though, as his 2.80 GAA and .889 save percentage suggest. Given his limited experience at the top level, mediocre 2021-22 AHL numbers and the uncertainty relative to how much action Fucale will see (or not) with the Capitals while called up, we wouldn't count on much of a fantasy splash.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Returns to AHL
The Capitals reassigned Fucale to AHL Hershey on Sunday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Fucale was on the NHL roster Friday and Saturday as a precaution and now he heads back to the minors. The 26-year-old's only NHL action thus far came Nov. 11 in a 21-save, shutout victory over Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Summoned from minors
The Capitals recalled Fucale from AHL Hershey on Friday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
With a slate of back-to-back games beginning Friday against the Penguins -- amidst an outbreak of COVID-19 that has sidelined several players and their goaltending coach -- Washington felt it prudent to bolster its netminder depth. Fucale has posted a 2.63 GAA and .898 save percentage behind a 4-1-2 record in seven starts with AHL Hershey this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Returned to minors
Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey by Washington on Saturday.
Fucale made his NHL debut while recalled to the big leagues, stopping all 21 shots in a 2-0 win over the Red Wings on Thursday. With Vitek Vanecek (undisclosed) nearing a return, the 26-year-old should get plenty of work in the minor leagues while awaiting his next chance to return to the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Perfect in first career start
Fucale posted 21 saves Thursday in a 2-0 victory over the Red Wings.
It wasn't the heaviest workload, but Fucale managed to put together a shutout in his first NHL start, blanking a Detroit squad that had won its previous three games. The 26-year-old Fucale, a second-round draft pick by Montreal in 2013, toiled in the minor leagues for six seasons before finally getting his shot Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Making NHL debut
Fucale will defend the road goal during Thursday's matchup with Detroit.
Fucale will be making his NHL debut against the Red Wings. The 2013 second-round pick has played well in the AHL this year, going 3-0-3 while posting an admirable 1.73 GAA and .933 save percentage. Fucale will attempt to pick up his first career NHL victory in a road matchup with a surging Red Wings team that's won three straight games.... See More ... See Less
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