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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Qualifying offers are sent out, Jeff Schultz will be bought out, Mike Ribeiro is on the way out and more.

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  • After playing 399 regular season and 29 playoff games with the Caps, Jeff Schultz's time in DC will come to an end with a compliance buyout. Au revoir et bonne chance, Double Nickel. [WaPo, CSNW, NBCW, RMNB, Caps Outsider, PHT]
  • As one defenseman hits the road, another gets a new deal, with the Caps signing Tomas Kundratek to a two-year contract extension... [us, WaPo, CSNW, PennLive, NBCW, PHT, Stuccio, RMNB, SHoE]
  • ...and a handful of others receiving qualifying offers from the team. [Dump 'n Chase, WaPo]
  • A few leftover tidbits from Sunday's draft:
    • The Caps "took some risky prospects but added players with significant upside with their first four picks and complemented them with safer player in the late rounds." [Hockey Prospectus]
    • Ed Frankovic breaks down the Caps' picks [WNST]
    • Looking at which teams toed the line and which ones strayed from the pack in Newark. [BHS]
    • With the 23rd pick in this year's draft, the Caps selected Andre Burakovsky - so how should they proceed? [CSNW]
    • A former Cap reflects on his own draft day experience, just over three decades ago. [Devils]
  • Matt Hendricks and Mike Ribeiro make the list of the top 35 free agents hitting the market on Friday... [ESPN ($)]
  • ...while Ribeiro makes a free agent list of a different kind, topping out as the riskiest UFA available. [ESPN]
  • Speaking of Ribeiro, his wife is none too pleased that the Caps have passed on her husband, or that he wants too much, or... something. [Puck Daddy]
  • And speaking of free agency, signing Vincent Lecavalier should be Step-...oops. Well, then Step 2 should be re-signing Hendricks. Or probably something else. [WashTimes]