The Washington Capitals loaned center Michael Nylander to Grand Rapids of the AHL (Detroit's affiliate) this week, in an attempt to find some playing time for the 37-year-old Swede.á To what result, at this point, is anyone's guess. The conditioning assignment can last up to two weeks, and the team has already indicated he'll play in Friday's home opener and Monday's tilt for Grand Rapids. Nylander will still count toward the Capitals' roster limit and salary cap. The veteran pivot has not appeared for the Capitals in a gameùregular, postseason, or preseasonùsince GameáThree of the first round playoffs last season against the New York Rangers. It's been a disappointing run wearing the red of Washington for Nylander.á Once considered one of the finest playmakers in the game, he's been ...
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