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Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy
Playoff Odds 100%
Projected Cap Hit $90,599,319
Projected Cap Space $-8,099,319
Current Cap Space $6,577,950
LTIR Pool $12,323,784
Roster 23/23
Contracts 45/50
Transactions
Tom Wilson | Wilson collected two assists, one on the power play, in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Minnesota. Mar 20
Dylan Strome | Strome scored an even-strength goal and a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Mar 20
Alex Ovechkin | Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and added an even-strength assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Mar 20
Charlie Lindgren | Lindgren made 35 saves in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Mar 20
Charlie Lindgren | Lindgren will guard the road goal Sunday versus the Minnesota Wild, Mike Vogel of the Washington Capitals' official site reports. Mar 19

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Injury Report
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Expected Return Tue Mar 21, 2023
Evgeny Kuznetsov - DAY-TO-DAY - Upper Body
Mon Mar 20, 2023
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (upper body) is considered day-to-day, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.

Sun Mar 19, 2023
Evgeny Kuznetsov | There was no update on Kuznetsov (undisclosed) after leaving Sunday's game against the Minnesota Wild, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
Darcy Kuemper
Expected Return Tue Mar 21, 2023
Darcy Kuemper - DAY-TO-DAY - Upper Body
Sun Mar 19, 2023
Darcy Kuemper | Kuemper (upper body) is considered day-to-day and won't be in the lineup Sunday against the Minnesota Wild.

Sat Mar 18, 2023
Darcy Kuemper | Kuemper suffered an upper-body injury in practice Saturday, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Nick Jensen
Expected Return Tue Mar 21, 2023
Nick Jensen - DAY-TO-DAY - Upper Body
Sun Mar 19, 2023
Nick Jensen | Jensen (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Minnesota Wild, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.

Sat Mar 18, 2023
Nick Jensen | Jensen (upper body) didn't practice Saturday morning, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Fri Mar 17, 2023
Nick Jensen | Jensen (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Friday versus St. Louis, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Fri Mar 17, 2023
Nick Jensen | Jensen (upper body) isn't expected to play Friday versus St. Louis, according to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Wed Mar 15, 2023
Nick Jensen | Jensen (undisclosed) left Wednesday's game versus the Buffalo Sabres in the third period, Sammi Silber of Washington Hockey Now reports.
John Carlson
Expected Return Thu Mar 23, 2023
John Carlson - IR-LT - Head
Sat Mar 18, 2023
John Carlson | Carlson, who suffered a fractured skull and a severed temporal artery when he took a slap shot to the face Dec. 23 versus the Winnipeg Jets, could return to action as soon as Thursday versus the Chicago Blackhawks, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Fri Mar 10, 2023
John Carlson | Carlson (face) is practicing in a non-contact jersey Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Wed Mar 8, 2023
John Carlson | Carlson (face) was on the ice during Wednesday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Mon Feb 20, 2023
John Carlson | Carlson (face) was on the ice in full gear prior to Monday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Connor Brown
Expected Return Mon May 1, 2023
Connor Brown - IR-LT - Knee
Surgery
Fri Mar 10, 2023
Connor Brown | Brown (knee) was on the ice prior to Friday's practice, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Slide Eligible
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(13) Forwards $61,405,833 74.4% 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 C 35
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Oshie, T.J. RW 36
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Smith, Craig RW 33
$3,100,000
$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
Hagelin, Carl
LTIR
LW 34
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom RW 28
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Brown, Connor
LTIR
RW 29
$3,600,000
$0
UFA
Mantha, Anthony RW 28
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$0
UFA
Aube-Kubel, Nicolas RW 26
$1,000,000
$1,225,000
$0
UFA
Milano, Sonny LW 26
$750,000
$1,900,000
$1,900,000
$1,900,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Sheary, Conor LW 30
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Strome, Dylan C 26
$3,500,000
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$0
UFA

(2028)
Protas, Aliaksei C 22
$789,167
$789,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$61,405,833
$53,330,833
$40,450,000
$16,400,000
$5,000,000
(7) Defence $16,005,001 19.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Carlson, John
LTIR
D 33
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Irwin, Matt D 35
$750,000
$0
UFA
Jensen, Nick D 32
$2,500,000
$4,050,000
$4,050,000
$4,050,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
van Riemsdyk, Trevor D 31
$950,000
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Carlsson, Gabriel D 26
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Sandin, Rasmus D 23
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$0
RFA
Alexeyev, Alexander D 23
$863,334
$0
RFA
Fehervary, Martin D 23
$791,667
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$16,005,001
$16,450,000
$15,050,000
$15,050,000
(3) Goalies $7,100,000 8.6% 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)
Fucale, Zach G 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Lindgren, Charlie G 29
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$7,100,000
$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
(2) Buyout & Retained Salary $3,635,000 4.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Orlov, Dmitry
Retained Salary
D 31
$2,550,000
Eller, Lars
Retained Salary
C 33
$1,085,000
TOTALS
$3,635,000
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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 17 12 7
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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45 31 20 10
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 $83,500,000 $83,500,000 $83,500,000
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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$90,599,319 $76,130,833 $61,850,000 $36,700,000
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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$-8,099,319 $7,369,167 $21,650,000 $46,800,000
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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$6,577,950 $7,369,167 $21,650,000 $46,800,000
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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$12,323,784 $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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$88,245,834 $76,130,833 $61,850,000 $36,700,000
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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1 3 3 3
(21) 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
Spinner, Steven RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
Elgestal, Kevin RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Borgstrom, Henrik C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 25
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pilon, Garrett C 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Riat, Damien LW 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malenstyn, Beck LW 25
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Vecchione, Mike C 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Geisser, Tobias D 24
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Maass, Benton D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 23
$0
Clark, Kody C 23
$808,334
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 23
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell C 28
$0
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 22
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 23
$0
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 23
$0
$0
UFA
Snively, Joe LW 27
$800,000
$800,000
$0
UFA
Nardella, Bobby D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor C 22
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Rybinski, Henrik RW 21
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Has, Martin D 22
$0
$0
UFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 21
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Trineyev, Bogdan C 21
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Hughes, Bear C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 20
$843,333
$843,333
$843,333
$0
RFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Iorio, Vincent D 20
$845,000
$845,000
$845,000
$0
RFA
Shepard, Hunter G 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Brent D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Lemay, Joaquim D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Hanelt, Haakon C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Krebs, Dru D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Clark, Chase G 20
$0
$0
UFA
Stevenson, Clay G 24
$855,000
$855,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Miroshnichenko, Ivan LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Chesley, Ryan D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Suzdalev, Alexander LW 19
$878,333
$846,666
$846,666
$846,666
$0
RFA

(2026)
Persson, Ludwig C 19
$878,333
$846,666
$846,666
$846,666
$0
RFA

(2026)
Karabela, Jake C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Hofer, Ryan C 20
$851,667
$851,667
$851,667
$0
UFA
Gucciardi, David D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Frank, Ethen C 25
$775,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$16,892,502
$11,633,334
$6,815,000
$2,544,999