Poti returns to Capitals after 2 years of injuries

Updated: January 18, 2013, 5:34 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tom Poti from Hershey of the AHL, bringing back someone who hasn't played in an NHL game in two years because of injuries.

Poti was added to Washington's roster Friday, a day before the team plays at the Tampa Bay Lightning to open the lockout-delayed season.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Poti has not appeared in the NHL since playing for Washington at Tampa Bay on Jan. 12, 2011.

He missed the rest of the 2011-12 season ...

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