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Capitals re-assign prospect Alex Alexeyev to AHL Hershey originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Alex Alexeyev is coming back to the United States.
Alexeyev, the Capitals' first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, has been re-assigned to the Hershey Bears, general manager Brian MacLellan announced on Monday.
The 21-year-old had been playing on loan in Russia this season for Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Alexeyev had previously played for Hershey during his first professional season in 2019-20. The defenseman impressed during his original AHL stint, too, finishing with 21 points (three goals, 18 assists) in 58 games for the Bears that season.
The 2018 first-rounder was originally sent to Salavat Yulaev Ufa this past September to play on loan because the 2020-21 season was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In 55 games this season, Alexeyev has totaled 16 points with an even eight goals and eight assists.