Matt Niskanen

Digest: Capitals to protect 11 players from Vegas expansion draft

Digest: Capitals to protect 11 players from Vegas expansion draft

The Washington Capitals were one of 30 NHL teams to submit their list of protected players for the Las Vegas expansion draft by 5 p.m. Saturday. The league will release those lists at 10 a.m. today, but according to The Washington Post, here is who Washington chose to exempt from the expansion draft: Forwards Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, Lars Eller and Tom Wilson; defensemen Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Dmitry Orlov; and goaltender Braden...

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