Capitals recall goalie Craig Anderson from taxi squad

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With goalie Ilya Samsonov among one of the four Washington Capitals players placed on the NHL's COVID-19 list, the team recalled Craig Anderson from its taxi squad Thursday.

In a corresponding move, forward Connor McMichael was sent down to the taxi squad.

Samsonov along with Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov were moved to the league's COVID-19 list Wednesday.

"I regret my choice to spend time together with my teammates in our hotel room and away from the locker room areas," Ovechkin said in a statement. "I will learn from this experience."

Anderson, 39, signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Capitals last week and provides the team with a veteran presence alongside second-year Samsonov and rookie Vitek Vanecek.

Anderson, who has 17 seasons under his belt, had a 3.25 goals-against average and .902 in 34 games with the Ottawa Senators last season, his 10th year in the nation's capital.

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