Capitals claim, re-acquire Nathan Walker from Oilers

In this Oct. 3, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals' Nathan Walker (79) controls the puck against St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game, in Washington. Walker is set to become the first Australian player to dress in an NHL game when he makes his debut Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens. (Nick Wass/AP)

The Washington Capitals have claimed forward Nathan Walker off of waivers.

Walker was waived by the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday in a series of roster moves.

The Oilers had claimed the forward off of waivers from the Capitals in on Dec. 1, and he appeared in two games for Edmonton.

The 23-year-old, who became the first Australian to play in the NHL this year, has one goal in seven games with the Capitals this season.

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