78
      Saturday
      84 / 68
      Sunday
      84 / 69
      Monday
      90 / 72

      Capitals re-sign Holtby, Erskine

      ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman John Erskine to two-year deals.

      The Capitals announced Monday that the 23-year-old Holtby will earn $3.7 million - $1.7 million next season and $2 million in 2014-15. He was set to become a restricted free agent this summer.

      The 32-year-old Erskine's deal is worth $3.925 million - $1.925 million next season and $2 million in 2014-15. He would have been an unrestricted free agent this summer.

      Holtby is 5-6-0 this season with a 3.37 goals-against average, an .896 save percentage and one shutout. He has started Washington's last six games, going 4-2-0.

      Erskine has one goal and one assist this season and ranks fourth on the team in hits and is tied for third in blocked shots.