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  • Alex Ovechkin, Maria Kirilenko split; engagement called off

    By Associated Press

    Kirilenko says in comments distributed by the Russian Tennis Federation that there were "a lot of reasons" behind her decision. Ovechkin had faced questions from Russian media about the relationship when he did not accompany Kirilenko to Wimbledon last month. Published July 21, 2014

  • Nathan Walker's NHL dreams send him around the world

    By Brian McNally - The Washington Times

    Seven years after leaving his home in Australia for the Czech Republic, where he was a 13-year-old who didn't speak the language, Walker became the first Australian drafted by an NHL team. Published July 10, 2014

  • Capitals' Tom Wilson had surgery for fractured fibula: agent

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    Wilson's agent said Wilson "rolled his ankle" but did not elaborate on how the injury occurred. Wilson played in all 82 games for the Capitals last season, recording three goals, seven assists and 151 penalty minutes, ranking seventh in the NHL in penalty minutes. Published July 9, 2014

  • Andre Burakovsky knocking on the Caps' door

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    The question facing Burakovsky now is whether he will return to Erie for a second season or make the Caps' roster as the high-scoring left wing they have been lacking since Alex Ovechkin moved from the left side to the right. Published July 8, 2014

  • Bryan Murray diagnosed with cancer; Senators GM coached Caps in '80s

    By Associated Press

    The 71-year-old Murray has been with the Senators since June 2004, first as head coach before replacing the fired John Muckler as GM in 2007. He was behind the bench for Ottawa's run to the Stanley Cup final in the 2006-07 season. Published July 7, 2014

  • Barry Trotz enthused about Brooks Orpik signing, no matter the price

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    "Who does Alexander Ovechkin play against?" Trotz said. "He's one of the strongest, most dangerous players in the league and he plays against Brooks Orpik all the time and you need those players. Brooks is also a great role model for a team that's really young." Published July 7, 2014

  • Capitals' blueline additions pricey, but should pay off

    By Brian McNally - The Washington Times

    It's hard to dispute that the Capitals improved their blueline this week with the signing of free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, who left the Pittsburgh Penguins for D.C. That was the organization's top goal coming into the offseason to help restart a team that missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2007. Published July 3, 2014

  • Capitals' Tom Wilson suffers ankle injury; extent unclear

    By The Washington Times

    Wilson played in all 82 games last season as a rookie and was seventh in the league with 151 penalty minutes. He tallied three goals and seven assists on the season, averaging 7:56 of ice time per game. Published July 2, 2014

  • Matt Niskanen gets big money to shore up Caps' defense

    By The Washington Times

    Niskanen, 27, set career highs in points (46), goals (10), assists (36), games played (81) and game-winning goals (6) in 2013-14, and led all NHL defensemen in plus/minus (plus-33). Published July 1, 2014

  • Capitals spend big on defense as NHL free agency opens

    By Brian McNally - The Washington Times

    Washington took a step toward solving its weaknesses by signing free agent defenseman Matt Niskanen to a seven-year, $40.25 million contract and his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Brooks Orpik to a five-year deal worth $27.5 million. Published July 1, 2014

  • NHL free agency: Brooks Orpik joins Caps on $27.5M deal

    By The Washington Times

    Orpik has 132 points (13 goals) and 734 penalty minutes in 703 NHL games and had been an alternate captain for Pittsburgh since 2008. He was a member of the 2010 and 2014 U.S. Olympic teams. Published July 1, 2014

  • NHL free agency: Caps add Justin Peters, former Hurricanes goaltender

    By The Washington Times

    Peters went 7-9-4 with a 2.50 goals-against average and .919 save percentage last season in 21 games with the Carolina Hurricanes. He'll serve as Braden Holtby's backup in Washington. Published July 1, 2014

  • Caps set their sights on free-agent defensemen

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    The arrival of Todd Reirden from Pittsburgh could give the Caps a better shot at landing free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik. Published June 30, 2014

  • NHL draft: Jakub Vrana fits Capitals' first-round profile

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    The Capitals have taken a European with their first pick of the draft in seven straight years, with five of them coming from a Swedish league — Anton Gustafsson in 2008, Marcus Johnansson in 2009, Filip Forsberg in 2012, Andre Burakovsky in 2013 and Vrana this year. Published June 27, 2014

  • Is Caps GM Brian MacLellan ready to make first big trade?

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    When it comes to trade chips, the Caps own the 13th pick overall, along with three players that could interest other teams — forwards Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer and defenseman Mike Green. Published June 27, 2014

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