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Capitals, Goalie Philipp Grubauer Agree To One-Year Deal

Jul 6, 2017 2:25 PM

Backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer has agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Capitals.

The team announced Thursday that it had re-signed its last remaining restricted free agent.

The 25-year-old German went 13-6-2 with a 2.04 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and three shutouts in 24 games with Washington last season.

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Capitals, Andre Burakovsky Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal

Jul 5, 2017 12:41 AM

Right winger Andre Burakovsky and the Washington Capitals have agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract.

The team announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Tuesday.

Burakovsky, 22, had 12 goals and 23 assists in 64 games for Washington last season, his third in the NHL.

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Capitals Re-Sign Kuznetsov, Trade Johansson To Devils

Jul 2, 2017 9:43 PM

The Capitals re-signed center Evgeny Kuznetsov on Sunday to a $62.4 million, eight-year deal and made room for him by trading Marcus Johansson to the Devils.

Kuznetsov will count $7.8 million against the salary cap through 2024-25. That's a heavy price for a team that will have to make moves to ice a full roster under the $75 million cap next season.

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Capitals Re-Sign T.J. Oshie To Eight-Year, $46M Deal

Jun 23, 2017 7:40 PM

The Washington Capitals have re-signed T.J. Oshie, bringing the forward back on an eight-year, $46 million deal, the team announced Friday.

He will count $5.75 million against the salary cap through the 2024-25 season.

Oshie had a stellar season playing on the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in 2016-17, scoring a career-high 33 goals.

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Capitals Acquire Tyler Graovac From Wild For 2018 Pick

Jun 15, 2017 2:16 AM

The Capitals have acquired forward Tyler Graovac from the Wild for a 2018 fifth-round pick.

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan announced the trade Wednesday night. The deal gives Washington a second forward under contract for next season to satisfy the minimum exposure requirements for the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft.

Because they have Graovac, the Capitals can protect center Lars Eller.

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Capitals Won't Make Major Moves In Offseason

May 31, 2017 12:38 PM

The Washington Capitals won't make any major changes this offseason.

"I don't think it makes sense in my mind just to blow it up or make a major change," GM Brian MacLellan said. "It's a lot easier to make this team worse than it is better."

The Capitals won the Presidents' Trophy in back-to-back seasons but haven't advanced past the second round during the Alex Ovechkin era.

"I think we're going to be a good team still," MacLellan said. "I don't know that we'll be at this level. We'll be competitive. I'm not sure what happens."

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Capitals To Play Leafs In Outdoor Game At Naval Academy

May 28, 2017 10:31 AM

The Washington Capitals will play the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 17-18 season at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

It's the first game at a service academy though the NHL has preliminary plans to host games at West Point and the Air Force Academy.

This is the third outdoor game for the Capitals and Maple Leafs and the first in the Washington area since the 2015 Winter Classic downtown at Nationals Park.

Capitals-Maple Leafs at the Naval Academy will be one of at least three outdoor games next season. The Ottawa Senators will host the Montreal Canadiens in the Heritage Classic on Dec. 19, and the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres will play in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Citi Field in New York.

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Capitals May Face Changes After Playoff Failure

May 14, 2017 12:18 AM

The aftermath of the Capitals' early playoff exit has an unfamiliar feeling this time.

No longer could players fall back on learning from the latest loss, to the Penguins in seven games in the second round, because some if not many of them won't be back next season. With forwards T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams and defenseman Karl Alzner among the unrestricted free agents and several players set to eat up bigger chunks of the salary cap, changes are coming to Washington after back-to-back Presidents' Trophies and a decade of playoff failures.

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Ovechkin Played With Injury During Playoffs

May 11, 2017 3:11 PM

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin played with a lower-body injury during the playoffs that required pain-numbing injections, Russian hockey officials said Thursday.

The Russian Hockey Federation also said Ovechkin, who had five goals and three assists in 13 playoff games, would not be able to play at the world championships in Europe because of the injury.

 

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Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5

May 7, 2017 12:45 AM

Sidney Crosby returned to the Penguins' lineup on Saturday night after passing his concussion test, but it wasn't enough to help Pittsburgh eliminate the Capitals in Game 5 in Washington.

Crosby had an assist and three shots on goal in 19:10 of ice time, but the Penguins lost 4-2. Game 6 is Monday in Pittsburgh. The Penguins lead the series 3-2.

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Sidney Crosby Participates In Full Practice
Four days after suffering a concussion, Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates on Friday.

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Alex Ovechkin Takes Blame For Game 4 Loss
The Capitals are now on the verge of elimination following their 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday night.

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Sidney Crosby To Miss Game 4 With Concussion
Penguins star captain Sidney Crosby has a history of concussions and missed the first six games of this season because of a concussion.

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Ovechkin Still Plans To Play For Russia In 2018 Olympics
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin hopes that an NHL deal can still be salvaged.

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NHL's Divisional Playoff Format Criticized
The Blue Jackets, Capitals, and Penguins could finish 1-2-3 in points in the Metropolitan Division.

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Capitals First To Clinch Playoff Spot
The Capitals beat the Lightning 5-3 on Saturday, and have their third consecutive 100-point season.

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Capitals Acquire Kevin Shattenkirk From Blues
The Blues get Zach Sanford, a 2017 first-round draft pick, and a conditional future second-round pick.

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Kings Send Tom Gilbert To Capitals For Draft Pick
The Kings have received a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Capitals.

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Alex Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Point Milestone
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin becomes the 84th NHL player to record 1,000 career points.

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Ovechkin Plans To Play For Russia In 2018 Olympics
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is willing to play in South Korea regardless of the NHL's ultimate Olympic decision.

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Katie Ledecky Counts Caps Owner Fan, Friend
Capitals owner Ted Leonis has known Olympic champion Katie Ledecky since she was a child.

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Capitals, Marcus Johansson Agree To Three-Year, $13.75M Deal
Marcus Johansson had 17 goals and 29 assists for 46 points in 74 games last season.

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Lake Erie Wins First Calder Cup Title
Lake Erie beat Hershey 1-0 on Saturday night to sweep the AHL championship series.

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MacLellan, Nill, Rutherford Finalists For GM Of The Year
The winner of the NHL General Manager of the Year will be announced June 22 in Las Vegas.

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Capitals GM: 'Up To Him To Keep Cup Window Open For Ovechkin'
Alex Ovechkin is coming off a 50-goal NHL season.

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Russia Calls Up Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Orlov For World Championships
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will be playing in his 12th career world championship.

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Bishop, Holtby, Quick Are Vezina Trophy Finalists
The NHL's top goalie will be announced June 22 during the NHL awards in Las Vegas.

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Capitals Clinch Presidents' Trophy
The Capitals have also clinched home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Rangers Trade Ryan Bourque To Capitals For Chris Brown
Chris Brown has skated in 20 games with Hershey of the AHL this season, scoring three goals.

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Leafs Send Winnik To Caps For Carrick, Laich
Brooks Laich has played in 60 games for the Capitals this season, with one goal and six assists.

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