With Michal Neuvirth in the Czech Republic, Brooks Laich invited Brent Johnson to practice with a dwindling number of Caps.
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.