Players are being instructed of their rights to play in other leagues and their rights to be paid if injured.
Capitals center Mike Ribeiro says NHL owners are asking players to 'fix the mistakes they made.'
The Senators sneaked into last spring's playoffs as the eighth seed in the East and are hoping a tighter defense will get them back this season.
Evgeny Kuznetsov tells a Russian newspaper that he wanted to attend the Capitals' development camp and he wonders if they've given up on him.
General manager George McPhee says he wants the Capitals to be a better forechecking team under new coach Adam Oates.