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Digest (June 25): Capitals' Smith-Pelly set to be free agent after not getting qualifying offer

Digest (June 25): Capitals' Smith-Pelly set to be free agent after not getting qualifying offer

The Washington Capitals did not qualify pending restricted free-agent right wing Devante Smith-Pelly by Monday's 5 p.m. deadline, meaning Smith-Pelly will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Capitals are expected to continue discussions with Smith-Pelly and could make a push to sign him in free agency, but he can also hear from other teams as part of this week's "interview period" leading up to July 1 when free agents are eligible to sign. Washington submitted qualifying offers for forwards Tom Wilson, Travis Boyd, Liam O'Brien, Riley Barber and defenseman Madison...

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