Washington Capitals

Head Coach Todd Reirden
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Assistant Coach Lane Lambert
Goaltending Coach Scott Murray
Playoff Odds 100%
Cap Hit $79,619,201
Cap Space $-119,201
LTIR Pool $958,009
Roster 24/23
Contracts 53/50
Transactions
Assigned G Ilya Samsonov to Hershey (AHL). Apr 14
Recalled G Vitek Vanecek from Hershey (AHL). Apr 14
Signed C Nic Dowd to a three-year, $2.25 million contract. Apr 11
Recalled G Ilya Samsonov from Hershey (AHL). Apr 11
Assigned LW Nathan Walker to Hershey (AHL). Apr 7
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The Carolina Hurricanes picked themselves off the mat after losing their first two playoff games in a decade and seeing their prized rookie knocked out to register a decisive victory against the Washington Capitals. With two full days off to recover from the fireworks, the Hurricanes aim to even their Eastern Conference first-round series in Game 4 on Thursday when the Metropolitan Division rivals reconvene in Raleigh, N.C. Full Preview

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Thursday, Apr 11
Washington Capitals Injury Report
Lars Eller Lars Eller - Upper Body
Eller is dealing with an upper-body issue but will likely suit up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Hurricanes.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated Apr 8, 2019
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated Apr 8, 2019
Nicklas Backstrom Nicklas Backstrom - Rest
Backstrom is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday against the Islanders as he will likely be given the day off to rest.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated Apr 6, 2019
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated Apr 6, 2019
John Carlson John Carlson - Rest
Carlson is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday against the Islanders as he will likely be given the day off to rest.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated Apr 6, 2019
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated Apr 6, 2019
T.J. Oshie T.J. Oshie - Rest
Oshie is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday against the Islanders as he will likely be given the day off to rest.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated Apr 6, 2019
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated Apr 6, 2019

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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
(15) Forwards $48,893,462 61.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Hagelin, Carl LW 30
$3,750,000
$0
UFA
Ovechkin, Alex LW 33
$9,538,462
M-NTC
$9,538,462
M-NTC
$9,538,462
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Backstrom, Nicklas C 31
$6,700,000
M-NTC
$6,700,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Oshie, T.J. RW 32
$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
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2025)
Eller, Lars C 29
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic C 28
$650,000
$750,000
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Kuznetsov, Evgeny C 26
$7,800,000
$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)
Jaskin, Dmitrij RW 26
$1,100,000
$0
RFA
Boyd, Travis C 25
$800,000
$800,000
$0
RFA
Connolly, Brett RW 26
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom RW 25
$5,166,667
$5,166,667
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2024)
Stephenson, Chandler C 24
$650,000
$0
RFA
Burakovsky, Andre LW 24
$3,000,000
$0
RFA
Vrana, Jakub LW 23
$863,333
$0
RFA
Hagelin, Carl - Second Retained Adjustment LW 0
$-1,875,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$48,893,462
$40,005,129
$32,505,129
$22,966,667
$22,216,666
$18,716,666
(8) Defence $24,526,666 30.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Orpik, Brooks +35 D 38
$1,000,000
$0
UFA
Niskanen, Matt D 32
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Carlson, John D 29
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA
(2026)
Orlov, Dmitry D 27
$5,100,000
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Jensen, Nick D 28
$812,500
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Djoos, Christian D 24
$650,000
$0
RFA
Siegenthaler, Jonas D 21
$714,166
$714,166
$0
RFA
Kempny, Michal D 28
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$24,526,666
$24,564,166
$23,850,000
$18,100,000
$15,600,000
$8,000,000
(2) Goalies $6,750,000 8.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Holtby, Braden G 29
$6,100,000
M-NTC
$6,100,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Copley, Pheonix G 27
$650,000
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$6,750,000
$7,200,000
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
$0
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
TOTALS TOTALS
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
Cap Summary Projection
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Roster Size

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

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24 16 12 10
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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53 32 22 14
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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$79,500,000 $79,500,000 $79,500,000 $79,500,000
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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$79,619,201 $71,769,295 $57,455,129 $42,166,667
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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$-119,201 $7,730,705 $22,044,871 $37,333,333
Current Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster.

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$-119,201 $7,730,705 $22,044,871 $37,333,333
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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$958,009 $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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$80,252,628 $71,769,295 $57,455,129 $42,166,667
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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$82,500 $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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$782,500 $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
(31) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Smith-Pelly, Devante RW 26
$1,000,000
$0
UFA
Sgarbossa, Michael C 26
$650,000
$0
UFA
Jokipakka, Jyrki D 27
$0
Ness, Aaron D 28
$650,000
$0
UFA
Barber, Riley RW 25
$650,000
$0
UFA
Megna, Jayson C 29
$650,000
$0
UFA
O'Brien, Liam C 24
$650,000
$0
RFA
Hughes, Tommy D 27
$0
Pinho, Brian C 23
$833,750
$0
RFA
Lewington, Tyler D 24
$675,000
$675,000
$0
RFA
Walker, Nathan LW 25
$650,000
$0
RFA
Vanecek, Vitek G 23
$714,167
$0
RFA
Gersich, Shane LW 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Spinner, Steven RW 23
$0
Elgestal, Kevin RW 22
$0
Samsonov, Ilya G 22
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Hobbs, Connor D 22
$720,000
$720,000
$0
RFA
Williams, Colby D 24
$751,000
$0
RFA
Johansen, Lucas D 21
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pilon, Garrett C 21
$745,000
$745,000
$745,000
$0
RFA
Riat, Damien LW 22
$0
Malenstyn, Beck LW 21
$763,333
$763,333
$0
RFA
Jonsson-Fjallby, Axel LW 21
$860,000
$860,000
$860,000
$0
RFA
Mitchell, Mason LW 24
$883,750
$0
RFA
Bindulis, Kristofers D 23
$792,500
$792,500
$0
RFA
Gustafsson, Hampus C 25
$883,750
$0
RFA
Geisser, Tobias D 20
$803,333
$803,333
$803,333
$0
RFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 20
$0
Maass, Benton D 20
$0
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 19
$0
Alexeyev, Alexander D 19
SLIDE
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Fehervary, Martin D 19
SLIDE
$805,833
$805,833
$805,833
$0
RFA
Clark, Kody RW 19
SLIDE
$839,167
$839,167
$839,167
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 19
SLIDE
$817,500
$817,500
$817,500
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell G 24
$0
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 14
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 19
$0
Ikonen, Juuso RW 24
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Kammerer, Maximilian C 22
$870,000
$870,000
$870,000
$0
RFA
Bau-Hansen, Mathias RW 25
$700,000
$0
RFA
Shumakov, Sergei RW 26
$925,000
$0
RFA
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 19
$0
Milner, Parker G 28
$650,000
$0
UFA
Morrison, Adam G 28
$0
Thompson, Logan G 22
$0
McHale, Gavin G 31
$0
Snively, Joe LW 23
$0
Nardella, Bobby D 22
$0
RFA
$825,000
$925,000
TOTALS TOTALS
$24,619,749
$13,185,833
$8,485,000
$3,356,667
$0
$0