The Washington Capitals have returned left wing Steve Seftel and defenseman Mark Ferner to the Baltimore Skipjacks of the American Hockey League.
Seftel and Ferner played three games for the Capitals and neither scored. Both will be in the lineup for the Skipjacks tonight against the Springfield Indians at the Baltimore Arena (7:35).
Seftel had 13 goals and 13 assists in 43 games with the Skipjacks, and Ferner had six goals and 14 assists in 32 games.
"Seftel did an excellent job for me," said Capitals coach Terry Murray. "He made some very big hits, was a tough forechecker and did everything we asked of him."
Seftel said: "I was a little nervous in my first game with the Capitals, but I felt very comfortable my next two games. Terry [Murray] wanted me to play a physical game, and I tried to accommodate him. I did everything I could to help the team."
Seftel and Ferner became available when the Capitals acquired defensemen Al Iafrate and right wing John Kordic from the Toronto Maple Leafs and defenseman Ken Sabourin from the Calgary Flames. Also, center Peter Bondra is off the injury list.