Report: Eric Belanger deal in place; Caps look to trade for defenseman
The Caps have a one-year deal in place with center Eric Belanger, according to a report by James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, and are looking into trading for a defenseman.
Belanger, according to a report in Le Soleil, said he was about to sign but could not say with which team.
Washington apparently does not want to announce they've signed Belanger in order to help first complete another deal, potentially to move out a forward and bring in a defenceman. I'm told that one player the Caps are looking to trade is 26-year-old Tomas Fleischmann, who had 23 goals and 51 points in a bit of a breakout season last year and signed a one-year, $2.6-million deal this summer.
August 12, 2010; 12:43 PM ET
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