Note: Defenseman John Carlson Re-Signs With The Caps

The Capitals have announced that they have signed defenseman John Carlson to a six year deal worth $23.8 million.

It has been suggested that Michael Del Zotto is looking for a long-term deal rather than the short-term deal the Rangers have offered him.

Carlson, like Del Zotto, was drafted in 2008 and was a restricted free agent.

Carlson has 75 points in 186 games while Del Zotto has 89 in 204 career games.

Del Zotto and Carlson were teammates with the London Knights.

Del Zotto needs to sign by 5PM today to have his contract registered before the CBA expires.

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