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For the second straight year, the Capitals have seen their No.2 center sign a four-year deal with another team during the first week of free agency.
When the Capitals went on a season saving 15-2-2 run last year to earn a sixth straight Stanley Cup Playoff appearance, Mike Ribeiro was among the club’s most potent weapons.
Three former Caps return to Verizon Center on Saturday, this time as Washington's opponents. Join the social media conversation here with Capitals Pulse. The action begins on CSN at 7 p.m.
News and notes as the Capitals prepare for the Phoenix Coyotes [7 p.m., CSN] and the long-awaited arrival of Evgeny Kuznetsov: