Saturday, July 16, 2011

Caps ReSign Alzner

A team source confirmed yesterday that the Washington Capitals resigned defenseman Karl Alzner to a two year deal.

Alzner stated in an interview with The Fan960 that he hadn't received any offer sheets from any other franchises. "I know that some teams may not like to put one out there and then have that happen to them two years down the road, so it’s a tough situation. ... you have to be patient at times like this and it works itself out.”

According to Mike Vogel, the deal is for two years and a very cheap $2.57 million. That dollar amount is far lower than any analyst had expected. Alzner was a restricted free agent coming off of an entry level contract.

Alzner was an important part of the Washington Capitals playoff run last year. He appeared in all 82 games this past season.