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Digest: Capitals re-sign Kuznetsov, trade Johansson to Devils

Digest: Capitals re-sign Kuznetsov, trade Johansson to Devils

In a summer when the Washington Capitals have shown little restraint in spending, the organization made its biggest deal yet Sunday night by signing restricted free-agent center Evgeny Kuznetsov to an eight-year, $62.4 million contract extension. But because they were already facing salary cap constraints with more than $70 million of a $75 million salary cap committed to just 15 players, the Capitals were forced into a situation where they had to shed salary. That move came an hour after Kuznetsov's new deal was announced when the team traded winger Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils for second- and third-round picks in next season's NHL draft....

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