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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the latest on two Russian Caps, NHL draft evals and more.

NHL: FEB 22 Capitals at Devils Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan is aiming to wrap up Alex Ovechkin’s contract negotiations by Wednesday of this week. [WHN, RMNB, S+S]
  • GMBM also walked back some of the Evgeny Kuznetsov trade rumors, clarifying that the Washington Capitals never explicitly stated they were looking to trade him. [RMNB, NBCSW]
  • Despite those reassurances from MacLellan, Kuznetsov’s immediate future is still an unknown. [WHN]
  • The Caps’ first selection in this year’s draft was Vincent Iorio, who has the potential to be a steal at 55th overall. [S+S]
  • Get a closer look at the Capitals’ 2021 80th overall draft pick Brent Johnson. [NoVa Caps]
  • How does Washington’s 2021 draft class rate as a whole? [S+S]
  • Catch up on highlights and anything you missed from this weekend’s draft. [WHN]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to Eric Calder!