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Thursday Caps Clips: Farewell, Vanecek

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Kraken snag Vitek Vanecek in the expansion draft and add more variables to Washington’s offseason.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Seattle Kraken selected Vitek Vanecek from the Washington Capitals in yesterday’s expansion draft. [Rink, WaPo, NHL, WHN, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB, S+S]
  • With Vanecek heading to the West Coast, the Capitals have several roster and salary cap decisions to make. [WHN, NBCSW (and again)]
  • In a radio appearance yesterday, Frank Seravalli reported that the New York Rangers have shown interest in acquiring Evgeny Kuznetsov. [RMNB, TSN]
  • Two Washington prospects, forward Hendrix Lapierre and goalie Garin Bjorklund, have been invited to Team Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp this year. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Hershey Bears announced their home opener for the 2021-2022 season yesterday. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Brad Schlegel!