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Milan Jurcina Will Test The Open Market

Milan Jurcina will not look to sign an extension with the Capitals before the July 1 NHL free agency period begins, according to his agent.

Jurcina was traded along with former captain Chris Clark to Columbus last year for Jason Chimera, then returned to Washington in a separate trade in a deadline move by GM George McPhee. Because of a sports hernia injury, however, he never suited up for the Caps during his second stint.

Jurcina and his agent seemingly understand the logjam that exists on the Capitals blue line, with several proven veterans, as well as youngsters John Carlson and Karl Alzner, expected to compete for playing time next season.