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Head Coach Spencer Carbery
Assistant Coach Mitch Love
Assistant Coach Scott Allen
Playoff Odds %
Projected Cap Hit $85,583,258
Projected Cap Space $-2,504,925
Current Cap Space $9,517,498
LTIR Pool $9,186,666
Roster 23/23
Contracts 47/50
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Aliaksei Protas | Protas tallied a goal and added two assists in Monday's 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Feb 26
Hendrix Lapierre | Lapierre scored a pair of goals in Monday's 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. Feb 26
Darcy Kuemper | Kuemper allowed three goals on 21 shots in Monday's 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Feb 26
Anthony Mantha | Mantha (lower body) is on the ice for warmups prior to Monday's tilt against the Ottawa Senators, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Feb 26
Darcy Kuemper | Kuemper was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, according to The Hockey News, putting him on track to guard the home goal versus the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Feb 26

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Injury Report
Sonny Milano
Expected Return unknown
Sonny Milano - OUT - Illness
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Sonny Milano | Milano (illness) will not play Monday against the Ottawa Senators.
Nick Jensen
Expected Return unknown
Nick Jensen - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Nick Jensen | Jensen (lower body) will be a game-time decision Monday versus the Ottawa Senators, according to Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

Mon Feb 26, 2024
Nick Jensen | Jensen (lower body) will not be available Monday against the Ottawa Senators, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Nic Dowd
Expected Return unknown
Nic Dowd - IR - Upper Body
Fri Feb 23, 2024
Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) was put on injured reserve Friday, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.

Wed Feb 21, 2024
Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) is considered to be day-to-day, but he won't travel for the Washington Capitals' upcoming two-game road trip, the team reports Wednesday.
Tue Feb 20, 2024
Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) won't return to Tuesday's contest versus the New Jersey Devils.
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Expected Return unknown
Evgeny Kuznetsov - IR-NR - Personal
Mon Feb 5, 2024
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (personal) did not take part in Monday's practice, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

Mon Feb 5, 2024
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov (personal) entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on Monday.
Martin Fehervary
Expected Return Fri Mar 1, 2024
Martin Fehervary - IR - Lower Body
Mon Feb 19, 2024
Martin Fehervary | Fehervary (lower body) is expected to miss 1-2 weeks after coach Spencer Carbery told reporters Monday, "Week-to-week. Whether it's one or two, that's what we're looking at," per Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.

Sat Feb 17, 2024
Martin Fehervary | Fehervary suffered a lower-body injury during Saturday's game against the Montreal Canadiens and will miss the remainder of the contest.

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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
(14) Forwards $60,415,001 72.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Ovechkin, Alex LW 38
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Backstrom, Nicklas
LTIR
C 36
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Oshie, T.J.
IR
RW 37
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Pacioretty, Max LW 35
$2,000,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic
IR
C 33
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
$0
UFA
Kuznetsov, Evgeny
IR
C 31
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Sgarbossa, Michael C 31
$775,000
$775,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom RW 29
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$6,500,000
M-NTC
$6,500,000
M-NTC
$6,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2031)
Mantha, Anthony RW 29
$5,700,000
$0
UFA
Aube-Kubel, Nicolas RW 27
$1,225,000
$0
UFA
Milano, Sonny LW 27
$1,900,000
$1,900,000
$1,900,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Strome, Dylan C 26
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$0
UFA

(2028)
Malenstyn, Beck LW 26
$762,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor C 23
$863,334
$0
RFA
Protas, Aliaksei C 23
$789,167
$3,375,000
$3,375,000
$3,375,000
$0
UFA

(2029)
Lapierre, Hendrix C 22
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Miroshnichenko, Ivan LW 20
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Dube, Pierrick RW 23
$870,000
$870,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$60,415,001
$53,783,334
$27,225,000
$14,875,000
(7) Defence $23,762,500 28.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Carlson, John D 34
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Jensen, Nick D 33
$4,050,000
$4,050,000
$4,050,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Edmundson, Joel D 30
$1,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
van Riemsdyk, Trevor D 32
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Bear, Ethan D 26
$2,062,500
$2,062,500
$0
UFA
Sandin, Rasmus D 23
$1,400,000
$0
RFA
Alexeyev, Alexander D 24
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
Fehervary, Martin
IR
D 24
$2,675,000
$2,675,000
$2,675,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
TOTALS
$23,762,500
$20,612,500
$17,725,000
(2) Goalies $6,350,000 7.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Kuemper, Darcy G 33
$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 30
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$6,350,000
$6,350,000
$5,250,000
$5,250,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
TOTALS
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $-7,800,000 -9.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Kuznetsov, Evgeny - Assistance Program no cap hit
C 4
$-7,800,000
TOTALS
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2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Roster Size

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

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23 21 11 4
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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47 32 17 5
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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$83,500,000 $87,675,000 $87,675,000 $87,675,000
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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$85,583,258 $80,745,834 $50,200,000 $20,125,000
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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$-2,504,925 $6,929,166 $37,475,000 $67,550,000
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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$9,517,498 $6,929,166 $37,475,000 $67,550,000
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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$9,186,666 $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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$82,747,501 $80,745,834 $50,200,000 $20,125,000
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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$20,000 $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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$2,895,000 $1,275,000 $1,000,000 $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
(19) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
McIlrath, Dylan D 31
$775,000
$775,000
$0
UFA
Spinner, Steven RW 28
$0
Elgestal, Kevin RW 27
$0
Carlsson, Gabriel D 27
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Borgstrom, Henrik C 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 26
$762,500
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Haman Aktell, Hardy D 25
$870,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Riat, Damien C 27
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Priskie, Chase D 27
$775,000
$0
UFA
Geisser, Tobias D 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Maass, Benton D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 24
$0
Clark, Kody RW 24
$0
UFA
Sutter, Riley RW 24
$775,000
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell G 24
$867,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Florchuk, Eric C 24
$0
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 24
$0
$0
UFA
Snively, Joe LW 28
$800,000
$0
UFA
Rybinski, Henrik C 22
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Has, Martin D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Trineyev, Bogdan LW 21
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Hughes, Bear C 22
$0
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 21
$843,333
$843,333
$0
RFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 22
$0
$0
UFA
Iorio, Vincent D 21
$814,167
$814,167
$814,167
$0
RFA

(2026)
Shepard, Hunter G 28
$775,000
$775,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Brent D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Lemay, Joaquim D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Hanelt, Haakon C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Clark, Chase G 21
$0
$0
UFA
Stevenson, Clay G 24
$855,000
$775,000
$775,000
$775,000
$0
UFA

(2027)
Chesley, Ryan D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Suzdalev, Alexander LW 19
$846,666
$846,666
$846,666
$0
RFA

(2026)
Persson, Ludwig C 20
$846,666
$846,666
$846,666
$0
RFA

(2026)
Karabela, Jake C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Hofer, Ryan C 21
$851,667
$851,667
$851,667
$0
RFA

(2026)
Gucciardi, David D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Limoges, Alex C 26
$775,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Frank, Ethen C 26
$775,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Allen, Cam D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Cristall, Andrew LW 19
$905,000
$905,000
$905,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Leonard, Ryan C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Thomas, Patrick C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Hyland, Brett LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Keller, Antoine G 19
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$15,630,833
$9,150,833
$5,039,166
$775,000