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Top Zach Fucale News

  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Sent to AHL

    Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Thursday.

    Fucale was recalled Saturday when Darcy Kuemper suffered an upper-body injury. Kuemper has recovered and will get the Thursday start against Chicago, making Fucale redundant at this time. Fucale spent all three games this week on the bench, backing up Charlie Lindgren.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Recalled from AHL

    Fucale was recalled from AHL Hershey on Saturday.

    The move was made necessary when Darcy Kuemper suffered an upper-body injury during practice Saturday. Fucale was 19-10-2 with a 2.57 GAA and .899 save percentage in 33 AHL games before his recall. Look for Fucale to back up Charlie Lindgren versus Minnesota on Sunday, if Kuemper is unable to go.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Loaned to AHL Hershey

    Fucale was loaned to AHL Hershey on Monday.

    Fucale served as Charlie Lindgren's backup Saturday against Toronto. He was brought up because Hunter Shepard (upper body) wasn't available. Fucale and Shepard were both returned to the minors Monday because Darcy Kuemper (upper body) will return to the lineup against Detroit.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Recalled from AHL Hershey

    Fucale was recalled from AHL Hershey on Saturday.

    Fucale played four games for the Capitals last season, going 1-1-1 with a 1.75 GAA and a .924 save percentage, when both Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek were injured. He has spent the 2022-23 season in the AHL, going 10-6-1 with a 2.60 GAA and an .896 save percentage.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Laval, PQ
Age: 28
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left