Semin Signed, and Other News
The Capitals and Alexander Semin have come to terms on a two-year contract extension. The deal will pay the Russian left wing $4.2 million in 2008-09 and $5 million in 2009-10. The salary cap hit will be $4.6 million for the term.
I’m typing this from the lower bowl of the Scottrade Center. The ice is being resurfaced, and the Caps are in a team meeting at the moment. Washington will come out shortly, but the skate is an optional. St. Louis has already skated and Blues head coach Andy Murray just held court with the media. More on all this, and update on Chris Clark’s status and some lineup info in a bit.