Sources: Volchenkov not in Caps' plans
Contrary to a report out of Canada late last month that suggested the Caps are going to target pending unrestricted free agent Anton Volchenkov this summer, two sources have told me that the team does not, in fact, plan to pursue the Ottawa blue liner.
The Caps “are not going to make him an offer,” one of the sources familiar with Washington’s plans told me.
Volchenkov , if he hits the open market, is going to be one of the most heavily pursued free agents this summer. But because the 28-year-old shot-blocking, shutdown Russian defenseman could earn as much as $5 million per season, the math doesn’t really work given the Caps’ salary cap situation.