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NHL Rumors: Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, and the Columbus Blue Jackets

Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic: The Washington Capitals haven’t completely ruled out bringing Braden Holtby back, and have told his agent they’d stay in contact. He’s expected to get more money and term in free agency than the Capitals are willing to do.

The Capitals are trying to get defenseman Brenden Dillon signed to an extension.

Radko Gudas and Ilya Kovalchuk are expected to hit free agency.

The Caps may have a decision to make with Travis Boyd. He’s an RFA with arbitration rights and he could be awarded a deal higher than they’d like to pay.