NHL Notes: Capitals Sign Andre Burakovsky to 2-year Contract

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Right winger Andre Burakovsky and the Washington Capitals have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract.

The team announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old Burakovsky had 12 goals and 23 assists in 64 games for Washington last season, his third in the NHL.

He has 38 goals and 57 assists in 196 games with the Capitals, who drafted him in the first round in 2013.

The Capitals were the Presidents' Trophy winners for the second time in a row last season, before losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the playoffs.

They re-signed center Evgeny Kuznetsov to a $62.4 million, eight-year deal and kept right winger T.J. Oshie and defenseman Dmitry Orlov. Washington still has not re-signed backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer.

Hurricanes: Kruger acquired from Vegas
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights, the forward's second trade in three days.

In the deal announced Tuesday, the Golden Knights picked up Carolina's fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft. Chicago traded Kruger to Vegas on Sunday for undisclosed future considerations.

Used primarily as a checking-line forward, Kruger had five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 70 games last season. Overall, he has 33 goals and 72 assists for 105 points in 398 games over seven seasons and helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup twice, in 2013 and '15.

Carolina GM Ron Francis says the Hurricanes are "determined to bring in experienced players with winning pedigrees" and adds that Kruger "fits that mold."

Avalanche: No. 1 overall pick Yakupov signs 1-year deal
DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche have added another goal-scoring option by signing former No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov to a one-year deal.

Yakupov was the top pick by Edmonton in the 2012 draft and was traded to St. Louis before last season. The right winger scored three goals and dished out six assists in 40 games for the Blues.

The 23-year-old has appeared in 292 career NHL games with the Oilers and Blues. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic says Yakupov is a "skilled winger who will add depth to our lineup."

The Avalanche, who announced the deal Tuesday, have been active this offseason. The team acquired Colin Wilson from Nashville for a fourth-round selection in the 2019 draft and brought in goaltender Jonathan Bernier on a one-year deal.

Sharks: Bollig joins SJ on a 1-year contract
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks have signed free-agent forward Brandon Bollig to a one-year contract.

General manager Doug Wilson announced the deal Tuesday, adding a player known for his toughness. Bollig was part of the Chicago Blackhawks' championship team in 2013 and has also played for Calgary.

The 30-year-old Bollig spent all of last season with Calgary's AHL affiliate Stockton. He finished with 11 goals, 11 assists and 136 penalty minutes in 60 games.

For his career, Bollig has played 241 games. He has 10 goals, 13 assists and 392 penalty minutes.

Published at 5:40 PM EDT on Jul 4, 2017

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