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Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy
Playoff Odds 100%
Projected Cap Hit $90,410,834
Projected Cap Space $-7,910,834
Current Cap Space $-7,910,834
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 23/23
Contracts 50/50
Transactions
Darcy Kuemper | Kuemper is set to be between the pipes at home versus the Wings on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Oct 3
Hendrix Lapierre | Lapierre was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday. Oct 2
Charlie Lindgren | Lindgren will guard the road goal in Columbus on Saturday, Mike Vogel of the Washington Capitals' official site reports. Oct 1
Charlie Lindgren | Lindgren stopped all 13 shots faced during Wednesday's 3-1 preseason win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Sep 29
Connor Brown | Brown recorded a goal, an assist, three shots and a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's 3-1 preseason win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Sep 29

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Line Combinations Updated: Oct 04 (6:24am)
$9,500,0009.5M
$7,800,0007.8M
$3,600,0003.6M
$791,6670.8M
$8,000,0008M
Line 1 $20,900,000 Pairing 1 $8,791,667
$863,3340.9M
$3,500,0003.5M
$5,700,0005.7M
$5,100,0005.1M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 2 $10,063,334 Pairing 2 $7,600,000
$1,100,0001.1M
$3,500,0003.5M
$5,750,0005.8M
$800,0000.8M
$950,0001M
Line 3 $10,350,000 Pairing 3 $1,750,000
$1,500,0001.5M
$1,300,0001.3M
$1,500,0001.5M
$5,250,0005.3M
$1,100,0001.1M
Line 4 $4,300,000 Goalies $6,350,000
Injury Report
Dmitry Orlov
Expected Return Sat Oct 8, 2022
Dmitry Orlov - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Thu Oct 6, 2022
Dmitry Orlov | Orlov is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
T.J. Oshie
Expected Return Sat Oct 8, 2022
T.J. Oshie - DAY-TO-DAY - Upper Body
Thu Oct 6, 2022
T.J. Oshie | Oshie (upper body) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Carl Hagelin
Expected Return Sat Oct 8, 2022
Carl Hagelin - IR-LT - Eye
Surgery
Thu Sep 22, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin (eye) missed Thursday's skate test with an undisclosed injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Thu Sep 8, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic, Hagelin (eye) wore a normal jersey while skating with his injured teammates Thursday, indicating he's been cleared for contact.
Wed May 4, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin (eye) was on the ice with the Washington Capitals' strength and conditioning coach during Wednesday's optional skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Mon Mar 21, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin is expected to undergo a second surgery to address his eye injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Sun Mar 6, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Washington announced Sunday that Hagelin is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his left eye earlier in the week.
Thu Mar 3, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin (eye) designated for long-term injured reserve Thursday, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Wed Mar 2, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin (eye) will be out for "an extended period of time," Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Wed Mar 2, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin had surgery on his injured eye Tuesday and will be seeing an additional doctor to determine the next steps according to general manager Brian MacLellan, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Tue Mar 1, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin suffered a facial injury in practice Tuesday, per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic.
Clay Stevenson
Expected Return Sat Nov 12, 2022
Clay Stevenson - OUT - Hand
Surgery
Sat Oct 1, 2022
Clay Stevenson | Stevenson recently had successful surgery on his right hand.
Alexander Alexeyev
Expected Return Fri Nov 18, 2022
Alexander Alexeyev - IR - Shoulder
Surgery
Sat Jun 18, 2022
Alexander Alexeyev | Alexeyev (shoulder) underwent a surgical labra repair of his left shoulder and is projected to miss 4-5 months.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $65,069,167 78.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Ovechkin, Alex LW 37
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Backstrom, Nicklas
IR
C 34
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Oshie, T.J.
IR
RW 35
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Eller, Lars C 33
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Johansson, Marcus C 32
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic C 32
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
$0
UFA
Kuznetsov, Evgeny C 30
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Larsson, Johan LW 30
$0
UFA
Hagelin, Carl
IR
LW 34
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom
IR
RW 28
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Brown, Connor RW 28
$3,600,000
$0
UFA
Mantha, Anthony RW 28
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$0
UFA
Hathaway, Garnet RW 30
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sheary, Conor LW 30
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Strome, Dylan C 25
$3,500,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Jonsson-Fjallby, Axel LW 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Snively, Joe LW 26
$800,000
$800,000
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor C 21
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Protas, Aliaksei C 21
$789,167
$789,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$65,069,167
$46,869,167
$33,550,000
$9,500,000
(7) Defence $18,891,667 22.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Carlson, John D 32
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Irwin, Matt D 34
$750,000
$0
UFA
Orlov, Dmitry D 31
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Jensen, Nick D 32
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Gustafsson, Erik D 30
$800,000
$0
UFA
van Riemsdyk, Trevor D 31
$950,000
$0
UFA
Fehervary, Martin D 23
$791,667
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$18,891,667
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
(2) Goalies $6,350,000 7.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Kuemper, Darcy G 32
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Lindgren, Charlie G 28
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$6,350,000
$6,350,000
$6,350,000
$5,250,000
$5,250,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
TOTALS
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Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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23 13 8 3
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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50 24 15 3
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$82,500,000 $82,500,000 $82,500,000 $82,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$90,410,834 $61,219,167 $47,900,000 $22,750,000
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$-7,910,834 $21,280,833 $34,600,000 $59,750,000
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$-7,910,834 $21,280,833 $34,600,000 $59,750,000
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$0 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$90,410,834 $61,219,167 $47,900,000 $22,750,000
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$100,000 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$82,500 $82,500 $0 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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3 3 3 3
(23) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
McIlrath, Dylan D 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Sgarbossa, Michael C 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Fucale, Zach G 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Gersich, Shane LW 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Spinner, Steven RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Elgestal, Kevin RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Carlsson, Gabriel D 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Borgstrom, Henrik C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 24
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pilon, Garrett C 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Riat, Damien LW 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malenstyn, Beck LW 24
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Vecchione, Mike C 29
$750,000
$0
UFA
Geisser, Tobias D 23
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Maass, Benton D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 23
$0
Alexeyev, Alexander D 22
$863,334
$0
RFA
Clark, Kody C 22
$808,334
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 22
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell C 27
$0
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 22
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 22
$0
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 23
$0
$0
UFA
Nardella, Bobby D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Leason, Brett RW 23
$775,000
$775,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Rybinski, Henrik RW 21
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Has, Martin D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 20
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Trineyev, Bogdan C 20
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Hughes, Bear C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 20
$843,333
$843,333
$843,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Iorio, Vincent D 19
$845,000
$845,000
$845,000
$0
RFA
Shepard, Hunter G 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Brent D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Lemay, Joaquim D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Hanelt, Haakon C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Krebs, Dru D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Clark, Chase G 20
$0
$0
UFA
Stevenson, Clay G 23
$855,000
$855,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Miroshnichenko, Ivan LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Chesley, Ryan D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Suzdalev, Alexander LW 18
$878,333
$878,333
$878,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Persson, Ludwig C 18
$870,000
$870,000
$870,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Karabela, Jake C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Hofer, Ryan C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Gucciardi, David D 19
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$18,359,169
$9,173,334
$6,018,334