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According to Washington Capitals senior writer Mike Vogel, the team has been charged $472,972 against their salary cap for the 2021-22 season after defenseman Zdeno Chara and goaltender Ilya Samsonov achieved bonuses this past season. In that instance, the Capitals currently have $9,018,695 in salary cap space for next season.
The two (Samsonov – restricted free agent, Chara – unrestricted free agent) in addition to captain Alex Ovechkin (UFA) and left wing Michael Raffl (UFA) are in need of new contracts.
The team will lose a player in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, which should help gain some more cap relief.
Some salary cap news: The #Caps‘ 20-21 salary cap performance bonus overage which will be charged to the team’s 2021-22 salary cap is $472,927, due to bonuses achieved by Zdeno Chara and Ilya Samsonov.
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) June 25, 2021
By Harrison Brown