The Capitals have signed Hendrix Lapierre to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Capitals have re-signed Jonas Siegenthaler to a one-year, $800K contract extension.
The Capitals have signed Shane Gersich to a one-year, two-way contract ($700K/$150K)
The Capitals have signed Daniel Carr to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Capitals have signed Paul LaDue to a one-year deal worth $700K.
The Capitals have signed Trevor van Riemsdyk to a one-year contract worth $800K.
The Capitals have signed Cameron Schilling to a one-year, two-way contract ($700K/$365K).
Following four years at Miami (Ohio) University, Schilling turned pro with the Capitals organization in 2012. He spent the last three years with the Jets, playing in just four NHL games. The 32-year-old has just 10 career NHL games to-date, so expect him to be a fixture with Hershey (AHL) in 2021.
The Capitals have signed Justin Schultz to a two-year contract worth $8.0 million ($4.0M AAV).
Schultz had a breakout year in his first season with the Penguins, posting 51 points (12G / 39A) in 78 games. He struggled from that point on, he dealt with injuries, averaging just 46 games played from 2018-2020. During that stretch he had just 54 points (9G / 45A), barely matching his output from year-1 alone. Schultz fills a need as a right-handed defenseman but his health is a concern and $4.0M is a hefty cap-hit for a player that may only play half the games.
The Capitals have signed Henrik Lundqvist to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.
After a 15-year Hall of Fame career in New York, Lundqvist signs a one-year contract with Washington to split time with 23-year-old Ilya Samsonov. Since posting a .920 SV% in 2016, Lundqvist has gone 85-81-24 with a 2.96 GAA and .910 SV%. For Lundqvist to have better numbers in 2021, the Capitals will need to be better defensively than they were under Todd Reirden.
Source: PuckPedia 10/9/20, 5:18 pm EST
Kempny is expected to miss 6-to-8 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
Kempny had surgery for a torn hamstring in 2019 and struggled through most of 2020 and will now most, if not all of 2021 after suffering a torn Achilles’ tendon while training in the Czech Republic. After finding out about Kempny's injury, the Capitals re-signed Brendan Dillon to a four-year extension. Dillon filled in for Kempny next to John Carlson on the top-pair last year.
The Capitals have re-signed Brenden Dillon to a four-year contract extension worth $15.6 million ($3.9M AAV).
Dillon, 29, was acquired from the Sharks for second and third round draft picks last February and appeared in 10 regular season and eight playoff games with Washington. He picked up just one assist, 42 hits and 26 blocked shots in a Capitals uniform. With Michal Kempny out for 6-to-8 months, the Capitals were quick to re-sign the 6-foot-4, 225 lbs. defenseman.
The Capitals have signed Lucas Johansen to a one-year, two-way ($700K/95K) contract extension.
Johansen was a first-round pick in 2016 and has spent the first three years of his professional career with Hershey (AHL). He missed almost all of 2020 with different injuries, picking up just two assists in nine games. Johansen has fallen behind Martin Fehérváry on the depth chart, so look for him to start 2021 in Hershey.
The Rangers have bought out the final year of Henrik Lundqvist's contract.
Lundqvist had one-year left with an $8.5 million cap-hit and the buy-out will cost the Rangers $5.5M in 2021 and $1.5M in 2022. The future Hall of Famer spent 15 years with the Rangers, going 459-310-96 with a 2.43 GAA, .918 SV% and 64 shutouts. The 2011-12 Vezina Trophy winner was 10-12-3 with a 3.16 GAA and .905 SV% in 2020 and will likely land with a goalie-needy team to wrap up his career.
The Capitals have signed Daniel Sprong to a two-year, $1.45 million ($725k AAV) contract extension.
The Capitals have re-signed Brian Pinho to a two-year contract worth $1.45 million ($725K AAV).
Pinho was a sixth-round pick in 2013 and made his NHL debut during the playoffs, failing to record a point in two games. The 25-year-old centre spent the regular season with the Hershey Bears (AHL), where he was second on the team in goals (20) and fourth in points (37).
Backstrom (concussion) will return to the Capitals lineup for Game 5.
Source: @Capitals 08/20/20, 7:32 pm EST
Backstrom (concussion) will be a game-time decision in Game 5.
Source: JJ Regan 08/20/20, 12:04 pm EST