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Monday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps said goodbye to Jay Beagle and signed several centermen along with one of their 2018 draftees.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • The first full day of free agency passed relatively quietly for the Caps with the team announcing some depth signings:
  • Welcome to new guy Nic Dowd, a right-shot center/wing, signed for one year and $650K. [Rink, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
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  • Welcome back Travis Boyd, re-signed to a two-year, one-way deal with $800K AAV. Look for the training camp battle as he and Dowd compete for the 4C slot... [Rink, NHL, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • ... and the team announced two additional depth signings - centermen Michael Sgarbossa and Jayson Megna, each with a one-year, two-way $315K/$650K contract. [RMNB]
  • And welcome as well to defenseman Martin Fehervary, the team’s second round (46th overall, the Grubauer pick) selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, who signed his three-year ELC at the conclusion of Development Camp. He will return to Sweden’s HV71 for the 2018-19 season. [NHL, NoVa Caps]
  • Winner winner chicken dinner. The Caps had a solid win in their free agency management this offseason. [ESPN]
  • Todd Reirden has been preparing to helm the Caps for some time. He’s had to “prove everyone wrong the whole way.” [WaPo]
  • Alex Ovechkin had a grand old time at World Cup in Moscow with his buddies Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Radulov.
  • Finally, happy 42nd birthday to Tomas Vokoun, and happy 60th birthday to George McPhee.