Capitals lock up forward Chara to six-year deal
Capitals lock-up forward Charo Mancuso to a six-month contract, according to league sources.
Capitals president Brian MacLellan told reporters Tuesday that the deal will be for $4 million annually.
Mancuseso, 29, has one year left on his current contract, which pays him $925,000.
The Capitals acquired MancUSO in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 31, and he has a cap hit of $1.2 million for next season.
MANCUSO’s new deal comes as the Capitals continue to rebuild in the wake of the collapse of their playoff run.
He scored six goals and had nine assists in 35 games for the Capitals last season.
The Kings signed Mancusa to a two-year, $1 million contract extension on March 17.
The club has also added defenseman Nick Schultz and goalie Adam Oates to the team’s roster this season.
Washington is 13-11-1 since Mancuscuso’s arrival, and has dropped nine of its past 13 games.
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