http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ta-to-hershey/The Capitals assigned gritty center Michael Latta to the Hershey Bears Thursday in order to make room on the 23-man roster for newly-acquired defensive prospect Alexander Urbom.
Washington picked up Urbom, 22, off of waivers from the New Jersey Devils, who waived the Swedish blueliner to make room for Patrik Elias on their roster.
A left-handed shot, Urbom has 14 games of NHL experience under his belt but spent the majority of the last three seasons with the AHLís Albany Devils. Urbom is listed at 6-feet-4, 215 pounds and is more of a stay at home defenseman but is said to skate well for his size. Heís recorded two goals at the NHL level but in 190 AHL games he has just four goals and 39 assists.