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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Penguins Game Day

Jan 2, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Beck Malenstyn (47) over the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph (73) during the second period at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Check out previews of tonight’s battle in the ‘Burgh from Vogs and AP.
  • Sandy’s sticking around! The Caps re-signed Rasmus Sandin yesterday, inking the blueliner to a five-year, $23M contract. [Rink, Caps, WaPo, AP, THN, S&S]
  • Sandin met with the media after his new deal, which will keep him in DC – hopefully – through at least the 2028-29 season. [Caps video, THN]
  • The Caps aren’t expected to be buyers at this year’s deadline, but they’ve kicked off the deadline frenzy with a trio of big moves of their own. [Caps]
  • Ted Leonsis has lived in the DC area long enough to pick up one of the area’s most important tricks: spin, spin, spin. [WaPo]
  • News and updates from yesterday’s practice, where the lines got some new looks after the trade of Anthony Mantha. [Caps video (Carbery, Caps365), THN]
  • The end of Evgeny Kuznetsov’s time with the Capitals has been a frustrating, depressing one – but it shouldn’t obscure the memories of the eagle soaring at his peak. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Bryan Erickson, happy 61st to Mike Eagles, happy 27th to Dylan Strome and happy 24th to the newly re-signed man himself, Rasmus Sandin!

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