Free agency: What’s the Caps’ next step?

Among the free-agent centers still remaining is Mikhail Grabovski, a compliance buyout of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who bought out the final four years of his contract at $14.33 million.

Grabovski set career highs in 2010-11 when he recorded 29 goals and 29 assists, but struggled last season with nine goals, seven assists and a minus-10 rating in 48 games.

Grabovski went out with a bang in Toronto, saying the Leafs “made a mistake” by buying him out and calling coach Randy Carlyle an “idiot” for not using him in a scoring role.

Grabovski, who was married on Friday, said he would use Toronto’s buyout as motivation with his next team, but as of late Friday he remained unsigned.

Derek Roy, 30, was also still on the board late Friday. He managed seven goals and 21 assist with Dallas and Vancouver last season, but recorded 17 goals and 27 assist sin his last full season in Buffalo, where he set career highs in goals [32] and points [81] in 2007-08.

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