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Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in 2-year deal

Jul. 16, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals took care of their biggest remaining offseason priority Tuesday by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. Vrana had been a restricted free agent and will count $3.35 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons....

AP source confirms Panik expected to sign with Capitals

Jul. 1, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirms to The Associated Press that free agent forward Richard Panik is expected to sign with the Washington Capitals. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the NHL's free agency period doesn't open until Monday afternoon. Canada's TSN.ca first...

Avalanche acquire Burakovsky in trade with Capitals

Jun. 28, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche made a move to boost their offense by acquiring forward Andre Burakovsky in a deal with the Washington Capitals on Friday. In exchange, the Capitals pick up minor-league forward Scott Kosmachuk, a second-round pick in the 2020 draft and a third-round selection the...

Perry, Pavelski among veteran NHL free agents to watch

Jun. 27, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

The goodbye came quickly if respectfully for Anaheim Ducks veteran Corey Perry. After a knee injury limited the 34-year-old forward to 31 games, general manager Bob Murray last week bought out the final two years of Perry's contract and sent the franchise cornerstone unexpectedly into free agency. "This is one of...

Orpik retires after 15 NHL seasons, 2 Stanley Cup titles

Jun. 25, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

Brooks Orpik called it a career Tuesday after 15 bruising NHL seasons in which he established himself as a big-hitting, shutdown defenseman and won the Stanley Cup twice. The 38-year-old played 1,171 regular-season and playoff games for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. He won the Cup with...