Capitals Recall Cody Eakin From Hershey Bears

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 28: Cody Eakin #50 of the Washington Capitals and Matt Bartkowski #43 of the Boston Bruins battle for the puck at Verizon Center on September 28 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Cody Eakin has been recalled from Hershey after a 41 game stint with the Bears.

In advance of their game against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night the Washington Capitals have recalled forward Cody Eakin from their minor league affiliate Hershey Bears, according to a press release on the team's official website. Eakin was with the team earlier this season, here is a little bit more on his background.

Eakin has recorded 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 41 games with Hershey in the AHL this season. In his first full professional season, Eakin leads all rookies on Hershey in goals, assists and points. Eakin appeared in four regular-season games for Hershey during the 2009-10 season (two goals) and played in five postseason games as Hershey won the 2010 Calder Cup.

Eakin was a third round pick of the Capitals in 2009 and has quickly rose up their organization. Eakin recorded eight points during his brief 29 game stint with the Capitals earlier this year.

For more on this and all things related to the Washington Capitals, please head over to Japers' Rink.

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