Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the press after Friday night’s first round of the draft. He dropped this update on the pursuit to re-sign forward Mikhail Grabovski:
MacLellan said he's spoken with Grabovski's agent twice during the draft, but the "money is a little but prohibitive."
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) June 28, 2014
Thaaaaat’s not good.
The Caps have nearly $13 million in salary cap room, but these words from GMBM are pretty discouraging. Losing Grabovski would be a big loss for the Caps. Grabo scored 35 points for the Caps, drove possession, outscored the competition, and was totally jokes.
Free agency begins on July 1st. It might be time to say our goodbyes to Grabo.
Update: Here’s video of MacLellan’s response. He seems to say it’s not so dire, but it’s clear there’s a significant distance between the camps.