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Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes

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  • After initial word leaked the night before, the Caps made it official shortly after noon yesterday and signed winger Richard Panik to a four-year deal. [Rink, Caps, NHL, NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • Further bolstering their bottom-six group, they also brought in Garnet Hathaway on a four-year deal... [Rink, Caps, NBCSW, Regina Leader-Post, NoVa Caps, Puck Prose]
  • ...and then signed Brendan Leipsic to a one-year contract. [Rink, Caps, NoVa Caps, RMNB, LWoH]
  • Heading into free agency, the Caps needed to improve the team’s forward depth, and the three moves made yesterday will go a long way toward doing that. [Caps, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • Hear from the GM about his moves and from the new guys about coming to DC... [Caps video (MacLellan, Panik, Hathaway,
  • ...and check out some of their greatest hits. [Caps video (Panik, Hathaway, Leipsic)]
  • In order to stay within the team’s tight cap space, MacLellan had to go a bit longer on term with some of the free-agent acquisitions. [NBCSW]
  • Wrapping up a busy contract day, the Caps re-signed goalie Vitek Vanecek to a three-year deal... [Caps, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Caps Outsider]
  • ...and added some AHL depth by bringing in center Philippe Maillet on a two-year, two-way deal. [Caps, The AHL]
  • There were some big moves made by some of the other Metro division teams yesterday, as well. Because of course there were. [WaPo]
  • Wishing Brett Connolly all the best as he departs DC for the beaches of Florida. [Caps Outsider]
  • What will the new third line and fourth lines look like for the Caps? [StarsandSticks, RMNB]
  • Congrats to Tom Wilson on winning the coveted Yvon Labre Award as the Caps Fan Club’s favorite player. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 43rd birthday to Tomas Vokoun.