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Capitals re-sign goaltender Braden Holtby, defenceman John Erskine to 2-year deals

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby and defenceman John Erskine to two-year deals.

The Capitals announced Monday that the 23-year-old Holtby will earn $3.7 million—$1.7 million next season and $2 million in 2014-15. He was set to become a restricted free agent this summer.

The 32-year-old Erskine's deal is worth $3.925 million—$1.925 million next season and $2 million in 2014-15. He would have been an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Holtby is 5-6-0 this season with a 3.37 goals-against average, an .896 save percentage and one shutout. He has started Washington's last six games, going 4-2-0.

Erskine has one goal and one assist this season and ranks fourth on the team in hits and is tied for third in blocked shots.

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