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Capitals sign goaltender Michal Neuvirth to 2-year, $2.3M contract extension

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth (NOY’-vihrt) to a two-year contract extension worth US$2.3 million.

The Capitals said Wednesday the contract takes effect in 2011-12.

Neuvirth is competing with Semyon Varlamov for the starting job at Capitals training camp.

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Neuvirth was 9-4-0 with a 2.75 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 17 games with the Capitals last season.

He has also anchored the Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate to back-to-back Calder Cups titles.