Kraken selects Vitek Vanecek in expansion draft, complicating Capitals’ cap, goalie issues

The Capitals do have multiple internal options behind Samsonov, if they opt to go that route. Pheonix Copley, 29, carries a $1.1 million cap hit and has previous NHL experience, playing for the Capitals for 27 games during the 2018-19 season. He played in 15 games last season for the Hershey (Pa.) Bears, the Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate, and had a .896 save percentage.


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