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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Siegs gets another year, the Caps see some team staff depart but bring in a new face behind the bench, and more.

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  • On a (relatively) busy day of moves, the first dominoes to fall were the departures of video coach Tim Ohashi and trainer Mike Booi, both of whom are Seattle-bound. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Guess that’s the end of those Papa Ohashi postgame push-ups :(
  • The Caps then brought in longtime Laviolette sidekick Kevin McCarthy as an assistant coach, likely the only change to the assistants (for now). [Rink, Caps, WaPo, NoVa Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks, AP]
  • Last but not least, the long-awaited deal for Jonas Siegenthaler became official, as the Caps inked the blueliner to a one-year, cap-friendly $800k deal. [Rink, Caps, WaPo, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider, RMNB]
  • With Siegenthaler back in the mix, here’s a look at what the Caps’ roster now looks like. [NBCSW]
  • Learn what trailblazer Willie O’Ree wants you to remember about his story. [The Score]
  • Scanning the European ranks for some of the top performers right now, including one new Caps’ prospect. [THN]
  • Rounding up the offseason moves for the Metropolitan Division so far. [Canes Country]
  • Nicklas Backstrom has a history of being overshadowed and overlooked. [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Terry Yake, and happy birthday to Matt Pettinger, who turns the big 4-0 today.