Left wing Bob Joyce cleared National Hockey League waivers yesterday and was assigned by the Washington Capitals to the Baltimore Skipjacks of the American Hockey League.
Joyce, 24, the No. 4 selection of the Boston Bruins in the 1984 draft, has been bothered by a knee injury most of the season. He had completed a two-week conditioning assignment with the Skipjacks on Sunday, and was placed on waivers by Washington on Monday.
Traded to the Capitals in 1989 for Dave Christian, Joyce has seven goals and six assists in 19 games with the Skipjacks. He will return to the Baltimore lineup in a home game tomorrow (7:35 p.m.) against the Southern Division-leading Rochester Americans.