The Washington Capitals announced tonight that the team has designated RW Joey Crabb as a non-roster player with the intention of placing him on waivers tomorrow at noon. Should he clear, he will be assigned to the AHL's Hershey Bears on Saturday.
Crabb was signed to a one-year, $950,000 contract on July 1st, but has struggled to regain the form that saw him post 26 points in 67 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs last year, and with just two goals to his name through 26 games this season, he had fallen behind the likes of Eric Fehr and Mathieu Perreault in the Caps depth chart.
With Mike Green returning to action, the Caps had to make a roster move, and chose to sacrifice Crabb over fellow healthy scratches Aaron Volpatti and Wojtek Wolski. Of course, Crabb's time with the Caps was short, but we wish him all the best in the future after the premature end to his Verizon Center career.