Report: Capitals invite Derek Roy to training camp on professional tryout
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The Washington Capitals are calling in reinforcements for training camp.

Free-agent center Derek Roy has reportedly been invited to attend on a professional tryout, according to Mike Vogl of washingtoncaps.com.

Roy, 32, split last season between the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers, recording 12 goals and 20 assists in 72 total games.

The invite comes shortly after head coach Barry Trotz said he doesn't anticipate seeing center Nicklas Backstrom - who's recovering from offseason hip surgery - during the preseason, creating a need for an extra body in camp.

Last month, Roy's agent said he couldn't believe his client remained unsigned. While this isn't quite what he was after, Roy's one step closer to his next NHL job, whether in Washington or elsewhere, should he put in a good showing at camp.

In 738 career games, Roy has recorded 189 goals and 524 points.

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Report: Capitals invite Derek Roy to training camp on professional tryout
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