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Alex Ovechkin confident he will sign extension with Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Alex Ovechkin said Tuesday he is confident he will sign an extension and play again next season for the Washington Capitals franchise he led to the Stanley Cup in 2018. Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie also hope to be back.

After a third consecutive first-round exit following their 2018 Stanley Cup run and the Seattle expansion draft looming, there is no assurance all three will be teammates next season. Ovechkin is the surest bet because he controls negotiations along with owner Ted Leonsis and general manager Brian MacLellan; the longtime captain will likely be able to play for the Capitals as long as he wants.

"We still have time," said Ovechkin, whose $124 million, 13-year contract expires this summer. "Obviously I want to finish my career here. I'm pretty sure we will do something soon."

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom53
Plus/Minus: D. Orlov16
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin182
PIM: T. Wilson96
Win: V. Vanecek21
Shutouts: I. Samsonov2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 188 (5)
Shots: 1647 (18)
PP%: 24.8% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 527 (6)
Assists: 314 (6)
SH Goals: 2 (28)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 161 (15)
Shots Against: 1612 (21)
PK%: 84.0% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 516 (6)
Shutouts: 4 (17)
Sv%: 0.900 (19)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/7 A. Jonsson-Fjallby Contract extended Two-year, two-way contract extension
6/3 J. Snively Contract extended One-year, two-way contract extension
5/20 D. Roy Retired
5/18 C. McMichael Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/18 B. Leason Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/18 P. LaDue Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/18 A. Alexeyev Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/16 Z. Fucale Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/12 G. Pilon Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/12 P. Copley Called up from minors from taxi squad
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