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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps' coaching corps expands by one, Grabo explores free agency, Hershey signs a d-man, and Dima gets a medal.

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Rob Carr

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps continued to round out their coaching staff with the addition of former Waddlebird assistant Todd Reirden, whose responsibilities at PIT included defense and some special teams... [Caps Today, NHL.comWaPo, CSNW, RMNB, DSPPHT, theScore]
  • ... and as injuries decimated the Pens' blueline last season, Reirden had ample opportunity to work on coaching up a super-green blueline. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
  • Might Lane Lambert be the next assistant to join Barry Trotz's coaching staff? [Tennessean]
  • New goalie coach Mitch Korn has the best toys, and also the best stories... [WaPo]
  • ... and with his arrival, the fantasy scouts say go long on Braden Holtby. [THN]
  • As agent Gary Greenstin has been saying since at least the World Cup, Mikhail Grabovski is choosing to test the waters of free agency. [NBC4]
  • Oh hai there healthy-yes-really-for-true-one-hundred-per-cent-healthy-not-a-blood-clot-in-sight-and-thanks-for-asking Tomas Vokoun,shouldn't you be back with the Caps already? [CSNW, Globe & Mail]
  • Defenseman Garrett Haar has signed a one year AHL-only contract to play for the Hershey Bears in 2014-2015. [Patriot-News]
  • Congratulations are in order for Dmitry Orlov, who received the "Order of Merit of Kuzbass" from Aman Tuleyev, the governor of Kemerovo Oblast. [kemoblast.ru (and only slightly awkward cast-out-of-the-sling photo)]
  • Oh, Alex. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 34th birthday to John Erskine.