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Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps clear up some salary cap space with a trade, taking a look at the work done by the team at the draft and more.

NHL: FEB 23 Penguins at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps freed up some cap space by trading Brenden Dillon to the Jets for a pair of second-round draft picks (2022 and 2023). Thanks for the memories, Dilly. [Rink, Caps, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, ESPN, The Score, CP, NoVa Caps, WHN, RMNB, S&S, AIH]
  • Taking a closer look at the Caps’ six picks at the weekend’s draft. [Rink, S&S (Iorio, Johnson), NoVa Caps]
  • Yesterday was the deadline to qualify restricted free agents, and the Caps took care of business with their two pending RFAs, Ilya Samsonov and Lucas Johansen. [WaPo, NHL]
  • Samsonov still has a lot to prove as he heads into his third season with the Caps. [WHN]
  • Breaking down the winners and losers of the expansion draft. [NoVa Caps]
  • What are the Caps’ options on the blueline heading into the start of free agency tomorrow? [NBCSW]
  • The Bears are pretty much set up front but could use a couple of forward additions via free agency. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 75th birthday to John Adams, happy 57th to Dennis Smith, and happy 52nd to Jason Woolley.