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NHL Free Agency: Marco Sturm Leaves Capitals, Signs One-Year Contract With Vancouver Canucks

The Washington Capitals have officially said goodbye to winger Marco Sturm. Sturm has signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. The one-year deal is worth $2.25 million.

Sturm was signed late in the year by the Capitals after being waived by the Los Angeles Kings. He ended up playing 18 games for Washington at the end of the year, scoring one goal and notching six assists during that time. In the playoffs, Sturm had one goal and two assists in nine games.

He had spent most of his time on the second or third line for Washington, and probably will do the same for Vancouver. The acquisition of Troy Brouwer and the signing of Joel Ward ultimately made Sturm expendable for Washington. There was no chance the Capitals would be willing to give Sturm the kind of contract he ultimately received.

For more on Sturm and the Capitals, visit Japers Rink.