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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Parting ways with pending free agents, goaltender decisions await and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps have inked former trade piece and goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley to a two-year contract extension. [Caps, Rink, WaPo, WashTimes, CSNMA, StarsandSticks, Caps Outsider]
  • So what does that mean for current backup Philipp Grubauer? [CSNMA, Caps Outsider]
  • Sounds like the Caps will indeed be parting ways with all remaining UFAs-to-be - including (but hopefully not) Justin Williams. [NHL.com, WaPo, AP, CSNMA, TSN]
  • After taking his team to the Kelly Cup Final in his first year behind the bench, Stingrays coach Ryan Warsofsky has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension. [Post and Courier]
  • Wrapping up Day Two of Development Camp. [Monumental video (Johansen, Hobbs, Malenstyn, Gersich), NoVa Caps, FiCP]
  • Prospect Shane Gersich has an eye on the NHL after a breakout season at UND, but he's planning to go back to school for at least one more year. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Craig Laughlin got to play the hero for his team at Tuesday night's alumni game. [CSNMA, FiCP, NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 69th birthday to Rick Smith.