By STEPHEN WHYNO – Associated Press – Saturday, July 1, 2023
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – The Washington Capitals have acquired Joel Edmundson in a trade Saturday with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Capitals sent third- and seventh-round picks in the 2024 draft to the Canadiens for the veteran defenseman.
Montreal is retaining half of Edmundson’s salary in the final year of his contract, which means Washington gets him at a bargain salary cap hit of $1.75 million.
Edmundson helped St. Louis win the Stanley Cup in 2019 and has been traded three times since. An injury limited him to 61 games last season with Montreal.
The 30-year-old gives the Capitals much-needed depth on their blue line after trading away Dmitry Orlov before the deadline this past season.
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