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Capitals, Philipp Grubauer agree to one-year contract
July 6th, 2017 at 1:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Capitals re-signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a one-year, $1.5 million contract, the team announced Thursday. Grubauer was the Capitals' last remaining restricted free agent and is the backup to starter Braden Holtby. The 25-year-old appeared in a career-high 24 games last year and had a .926 save percentage....

Capitals will rely on youth to fill defensive holes
July 5th, 2017 at 3:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the Capitals lost defenseman Nate Schmidt in the expansion draft to the Vegas Golden Knights, Washington general manager Brian MacLellan told reporters at the NHL Draft in Chicago they would explore all their options to replace him. Since then, the Capitals' plan has come into focus: Get young. The...

Capitals face salary cap dilemma early in free agency
July 2nd, 2017 at 2:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has been transparent about Washington's offseason plans and has stayed true to his word, so far. The Capitals spent the week leading up to free agency locking up T.J. Oshie and Dmitry Orlov to long-term deals and, if MacLellan sticks to his plan, center Evgeny...

Capitals free agency: What to watch for
June 29th, 2017 at 5:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Capitals have gotten an early start on free agency. The Capitals made a significant move last week when they re-signed forward T.J. Oshie to an eight-year, $46 million contract. Oshie was the No. 1 priority for the Capitals among their pending unrestricted free agents and Capitals general manager...

Kevin Shattenkirk wants opportunity to prove himself as elite defenseman heading into free agency
May 16th, 2017 at 4:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** Many teams will chase the services of Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk if he hits the market as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Among the issues Shattenkirk will weigh is his role. Shattenkirk told reporters last Friday that since his time with the St. Louis Blues, he has wanted a...