Free Agent Hits: Grabovski, Henrique, Johansson and Murray

  • Katie Carrera: The Capitals have signed center Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year, $3 million contract. Grabovsky’s agent said that 12 teams were interested in Grabovski, but coach Adam Oates was the difference: “His enthusiasm to work w/ Mikhail convinced us this was right.” Brian McNally: The Capitals now have about $2.67 million to re-sign RFA Marcus Johansson and a depth forward.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals GM George McPhee is tight lipped with regards to RFA Marcus Johansson but he hope to have things “wrapped up before camp.”
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on the unsigned Adam Henrique.

    “Not yet,” general manager Lou Lamoriello said today. “We’re still working on that.”

  • Aaron Portzline: The Blue Jackets had talked with Douglas Murray’s agent earlier this summer. (signed with the Canadiens now)