Caps call up Jacks' Hrivnak to fill in for injured Beaupre

November 01, 1990|By James H. Jackson

The Washington Capitals paid a heavy price for their 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night at the Pacific Coliseum, losing goalie Don Beaupre with a pulled groin muscle and center Peter Zezel with a sprained ankle. Both are expected to be out of action at least two weeks.

The injuries led to shuffling yesterday among the Capitals, the Baltimore Skipjacks of the American Hockey League and the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League.

The Capitals plucked goalie Jim Hrivnak from the Skipjacks to back up Mike Liut, and Baltimore recalled Ollie Kolzig from the Admirals to share the goaltending with Shawn Simpson.

The Capitals did not recall a center from Baltimore because they already have right wing John Purves, who was recalled from the Skipjacks a week ago. Purves has played in the past two Washington games.

The injuries raise Washington's total of players on the sidelines to four. Defenseman Neil Sheehy is out with a broken leg, and right wing Dino Ciccarelli is out with a broken thumb. Right wing Alan May, who has been out for 10 days with a bruised knuckle, is expected to play tomorrow against the Los Angeles Kings.

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