Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom says he is considering going overseas to play.
Goaltender Michal Neuvirth has signed a contract with Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga. He played there as a teenager.
Alex Ovechkin and Michal Neuvirth are expected to join dozens of other NHL players signing contracts in Europe.
Several Capitals hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Monday, but not before paying a rental fee.