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John Erskine extended by Capitals

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05:59 PM ET 02.25 | The Washington Capitals have extended the contract of defenseman John Erskine on Monday morning, according to an announcement by general manager George McPhee on the club's official website. Erskine was playing in the final year of a two-year, $3 million contract and would have been an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the year. Now, Erskine is signed through the 2014-15 season, earning $1.9 million in the first year and $2 million in the second year. The contract will carry an annual average value of $1.95 million. In 424 career regular season games in the NHL, Erskine has compiled 11 goals, 33 assists, 44 points and 775 penalty minutes.

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February 25, 2013  06:55 PM ET

Apparently this is that day for Capitals contract extension announcements. I can just feel the buzz of excitement on the threads.

February 25, 2013  07:57 PM ET

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February 25, 2013  07:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

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I second that emotion.

February 25, 2013  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

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C'mon. You know you're going to have a hard time falling asleep tonight.

February 25, 2013  08:32 PM ET
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C'mon. You know you're going to have a hard time falling asleep tonight.

Not anymore Slappy. SI = Sleep Induced!

February 25, 2013  09:23 PM ET

The NHL must've gotten a very good deal on Pekka meds!

February 25, 2013  09:44 PM ET

Former Stars great John Erskine...

February 25, 2013  11:28 PM ET
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Former Stars great John Erskine...

I do like him a lot Otis. But it actually didn't appear to me to be a stop the presses sort of news flash.

 
February 26, 2013  07:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I do like him a lot Otis. But it actually didn't appear to me to be a stop the presses sort of news flash.

Didn't exactly stop them here either, Slappy...

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