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Capitals Reclaim Matthew Phillips from Penguins



Matthew Phillips

Forward Matthew Phillips, who was put on waivers Monday by the Pittsburgh Penguins, was claimed on Tuesday by the Washington Capitals.

Or, he was reclaimed.

The Penguins claimed Phillips, 25, on Feb. 16 after Washington put him on waivers. He had no real impact, however, getting no points in three games before he became a regular healthy scratch.

If he had cleared waivers, the Penguins might well have assigned him to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

With the NHL trade deadline looming at 3 p.m. Friday, the Penguins appear to be maneuvering ahead of possible moves.