Washington Capitals

Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Scott Arniel
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Playoff Odds 100%
Cap Hit $85,485,371
Cap Space $-3,985,371
LTIR Pool $4,040,112
Roster 21/23
Contracts 50/50
Transactions
Daniel Sprong | Sprong collected an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 1. May 15
Anthony Mantha | Mantha notched an assist and four hits in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 1. May 15
T.J. Oshie | Oshie (lower body) notched two assists and four hits in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 1. May 15
Brenden Dillon | Dillon scored a goal on two shots, doled out six hits and blocked three shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 1. May 15
Nic Dowd | Dowd scored the game-winning goal and added four hits in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 1. May 15

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Line Combinations Updated: May 15 (4:01pm)
$9,538,4629.5M
$9,200,0009.2M
$5,700,0005.7M
$5,100,0005.1M
$8,000,0008M
Line 1 $24,438,462 Pairing 1 $13,100,000
$735,0000.7M
$3,500,0003.5M
$1,200,0001.2M
$3,900,0003.9M
$4,000,0004M
Line 2 $5,435,000 Pairing 2 $7,900,000
$725,0000.7M
$5,750,0005.8M
$5,166,6675.2M
$795,0000.8M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 3 $11,641,667 Pairing 3 $3,295,000
$2,750,0002.8M
$750,0000.8M
$1,500,0001.5M
$716,6670.7M
$700,0000.7M
Line 4 $5,000,000 Goalies $1,416,667
Injury Report
Vitek Vanecek
Expected Return Mon May 17, 2021
Vitek Vanecek - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Sat May 15, 2021
Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (undisclosed) left in the first period of Saturday's game against Boston and was accompanied to the locker room by the trainer, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports. He was replaced by Craig Anderson.

Sat May 15, 2021
Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (lower body) will not return to Saturday's Game 1 versus the Bruins.
Sat May 15, 2021
Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek was the first goalie off the ice at Washington's morning skate Saturday, suggesting he'll start Game 1 against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Ilya Samsonov
Expected Return Mon May 17, 2021
Ilya Samsonov - OUT - Undisclosed
Sun May 16, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) was on the ice for Sunday's practice, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.

Sat May 15, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) isn't dressed for Saturday's Game 1 against Boston, with Craig Anderson working as the backup to Vitek Vanecek, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Sat May 15, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) didn't participate in Saturday's morning skate and will miss Game 1 against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Sat May 15, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is no longer listed in the league's COVID-19 protocols, so he'll be eligible to play in Saturday's Game 1 against the Bruins and could back up Vitek Vanecek, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Expected Return Mon May 17, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov - OUT - Covid-19
Not Specified
Sat May 15, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) didn't participate in Saturday's morning skate and will miss Game 1 against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Fri May 14, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) did not participate in Friday's optional skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Tue May 11, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) will not be in the lineup against the Bruins on Tuesday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Fri May 7, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) will not play Friday against the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Wed May 5, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Wednesday versus the Rangers, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Tue May 4, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov is on the COVID-19 protocol list Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Mon May 3, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (coach's decision) will not play in Monday's game against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Michal Kempny
Expected Return Mon May 17, 2021
Michal Kempny - IR-NR - Achilles
Not Specified
Sat May 15, 2021
Michal Kempny | Kempny (Achilles) remains out of the lineup in Saturday's Game 1 against the Bruins, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

Thu May 13, 2021
Michal Kempny | Kempny (Achilles) was labeled day-to-day ahead of Saturday's Game 1 matchup with Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Mon May 10, 2021
Michal Kempny | Kempny (Achilles) is back with the Capitals following a conditioning stint with AHL Hershey, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Sun May 9, 2021
Michal Kempny | Kempny (Achilles) left Saturday's AHL contest and did not return, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Thu May 6, 2021
Michal Kempny | Kempny (Achilles) was sent to AHL Hershey on a conditioning loan Thursday, source reports.
Thu Apr 8, 2021
Michal Kempny | Kempny (Achilles) skated with the Capitals' taxi squad Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Beck Malenstyn
Expected Return Tue Jun 15, 2021
Beck Malenstyn - IR - Achilles
Not Specified

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Taxi Squad
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(12) Forwards $54,315,129 66.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Ovechkin, Alex LW 35
$9,538,462
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Backstrom, Nicklas C 33
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2025)
Oshie, T.J. RW 34
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2025)
Eller, Lars C 32
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic C 30
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Kuznetsov, Evgeny
IR
C 28
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2025)
Hagelin, Carl LW 32
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom RW 27
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Mantha, Anthony RW 26
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$0
UFA
Raffl, Michael LW 32
$1,200,000
$0
UFA
Hathaway, Garnet RW 29
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sheary, Conor LW 28
$735,000
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sprong, Daniel RW 24
$725,000
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$54,315,129
$44,341,667
$42,866,666
$33,616,666
$22,750,000
$0
(7) Defence $27,595,000 33.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Chara, Zdeno +35 D 44
$795,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Carlson, John D 31
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA
(2026)
Orlov, Dmitry D 29
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Jensen, Nick D 30
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Dillon, Brenden D 30
$3,900,000
$3,900,000
$3,900,000
$3,900,000
$0
UFA
Schultz, Justin D 30
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$0
UFA
van Riemsdyk, Trevor D 29
$800,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
UFA
Kempny, Michal
LTIR
D 30
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$27,595,000
$26,950,000
$20,450,000
$11,900,000
$8,000,000
$0
(2) Goalies $2,916,667 3.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Anderson, Craig G 39
$700,000
$0
UFA
Lundqvist, Henrik
LTIR
G 39
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Vanecek, Vitek G 25
$716,667
$716,667
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$2,916,667
$716,667
$0
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buried $25,000 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Copley, Pheonix G 29
$25,000
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$25,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $43,566 0.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Malenstyn, Brock - Season Opening IR
0
$43,566
TOTALS TOTALS
$43,566
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
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2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Roster Size

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

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21 19 14 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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50 32 22 7
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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$81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
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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$85,485,371 $72,008,334 $63,316,666 $45,516,666
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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$-3,985,371 $9,491,666 $18,183,334 $35,983,334
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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$225,000 $9,491,666 $18,183,334 $35,983,334
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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$4,040,112 $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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$85,315,112 $72,008,334 $63,316,666 $45,516,666
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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$419,750 $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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$730,000 $0 $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
(26) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Sgarbossa, Michael
C 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Jokipakka, Jyrki D 29
$0
Schilling, Cameron D 32
$700,000
$0
UFA
LaDue, Paul
D 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Maillet, Philippe C 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Fucale, Zach
G 25
$700,000
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hughes, Tommy D 29
$0
Pinho, Brian C 26
$725,000
$725,000
$0
UFA
Carr, Daniel
LW 29
$700,000
$0
UFA
Gersich, Shane LW 24
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Spinner, Steven RW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Elgestal, Kevin RW 24
$0
$0
UFA
Copley, Pheonix G 29
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
Samsonov, Ilya
G 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 23
$700,000
$0
RFA
Pilon, Garrett C 23
$745,000
$0
RFA
Riat, Damien LW 24
$817,500
$817,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malenstyn, Beck LW 23
$736,666
$0
RFA
Jonsson-Fjallby, Axel LW 23
$860,000
$0
RFA
Gustafsson, Hampus C 27
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Geisser, Tobias D 22
$775,000
$775,000
$0
RFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 22
$0
Maass, Benton D 22
$0
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 21
$0
Alexeyev, Alexander D 21
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Fehervary, Martin D 21
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
$0
RFA
Clark, Kody C 21
$808,334
$808,334
$808,334
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 21
$764,167
$764,167
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell 26
$0
$0
UFA
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 20
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 21
$0
Bau-Hansen, Mathias LW 27
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Morrison, Adam G 30
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
McHale, Gavin G 33
$0
Snively, Joe LW 25
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Nardella, Bobby D 25
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Leason, Brett RW 22
$842,500
$842,500
$0
RFA
Protas, Aliaksei C 20
$795,000
$795,000
$795,000
$0
RFA
Has, Martin D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Kessy, Kale LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
McCarthy, Chris C 29
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Whitney, Steven RW 30
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 19
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Trineyev, Bogdan 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Hughes, Bear C 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$19,718,335
$9,751,669
$6,591,669
$0
$0
$0