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Digest: Capitals sign Smith-Pelly, Albert to one-year deals

Digest: Capitals sign Smith-Pelly, Albert to one-year deals

Less than 24 hours after clearing salary cap room by trading left wing Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils, the Washington Capitals used their new roster flexibility to sign right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him the league minimum of $650,000 when he's in the NHL. Smith-Pelly was bought out by the Devils last week after scoring four goals with five assists in 53 games in New Jersey last season. The 25-year-old was a second-round selection by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2010 draft, and two seasons ago, he scored a career-high 14 goals in 64 games. The Capitals will be his fourth team since he joined the...

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