The Washington organization signed AHL tough-guy Joel Rechlicz this morning to a one-year NHL contract and have recalled him from Hershey. Rechlicz has one goal and one assist for the Hershey Bears this season, with an AHL leading 184 penalty minutes in 27 games with the Bears. He played in Hershey last year as well, with one goal and 132 penalty minutes in 28 appearances with the squad.
Rechlicz played in 23 games for the New York Islanders between the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. He will be wearing the number 54 on his sweater for the Capitals.
The Capitals also recalled Cody Eakin this morning from Hershey. Both players will participate in the Capitals practice at 2:00 pm at the KCI.