Washington Capitals from who is staying to who could be on the move
Chris Kuc of The Athletic: Looking at who will be back for the Washington Capitals next season, trade possibilities to who will be gone.
Big-name trade possibility – Matt Niskanen – the Capitals are going to need to create salary cap space for their RFA and any UFAs. He’s a $5.75 million cap hit for two more years.
The big decisions – Andre Burakovsky – RFA who is owed a $3.25 million qualifying offer.
“We’ll talk it through,” MacLellan said. “I mean, a frustrating year for him. At the end, he kind of found it. We’re going to have to talk about how we want to allocate that money and what role he would play on our team going forward.”
Brett Connolly – would love to be and said, to a point, he’d consider a hometown discount.
Carl Hagelin – UFA may want the same $4 million salary he had this year. The Caps would need to clear out more cap space to retain him.
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Worth considerations – Anthony Duclair and Anders Nilsson.