http://www.washingtoncaps.com/games/nhl_ca...&cont_id=136945 Capitals Claim Right Wing Andreas Salomonsson Matt Pettinger Reassigned to Portland October 15,2002 - The Washington Capitals today claimed right wing Andreas Salomonsson off waivers from New Jersey, announced vice president and general manager George McPhee. To make room for Salomonsson in their 23-player lineup, the Capitals reassigned 22-year-old left wing Matt Pettinger to Portland of the American Hockey League, Washington’s top minor-league affiliate. Salomonsson, 28, began his North American career last season after New Jersey drafted the 6’ 1”, 200-pound, Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native in the eighth round, 163rd overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft. Salomonsson played 39 games with New Jersey in 2001-02 and recorded four goals, five assists (9 points) and 22 penalty minutes. In 19 games with Albany of the American Hockey League last year, Salomonsson had three goals, 10 assists (13 points) and six penalty minutes. Prior to coming to North America, Salomonsson played 11 seasons in the Swedish league and recorded 79 goals, 86 assists (165 points) and 350 penalty mintues in 381 regular-season games. He played 10 seasons with Modo before joining Djurgardens IF for their 2001 Swedish Hockey Championship run. Salomonsson will join the Capitals’ lineup Thursday at Carolina as Washington plays its second of eight consecutive road games before returning to MCI Center, Oct. 30 to face Boston. For information on Capitals tickets, please visit the team’s official website, www.washingtoncaps.com, or call 202.432.SEAT.