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Capitals, Alexander Semin Not Negotiating, According To Report

The Alexander Semin era is more than likely coming to a close on Sunday, according to a report by Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington.com. Semin's agent, Mark Gandler, says that there have been no negotiations between the team and the winger and there are no plans to start in the next 48 hours.

Gandler told CSNWashington.com he has had no contract negotiations with the Capitals for the 28-year-old winger and does not expect any to begin in the next 48 hours. He also said he does not anticipate the Capitals trading Semin's rights to another NHL team, as they did with goaltender Tomas Vokoun and defenseman Dennis Wideman.

Semin's time in Washington has been fraught with peaks and valleys. While he has been a great scorer at times, 197 goals and 408 points in seven seasons with the Capitals, his postseason performance has been wholly inconsistent, scoring five goals and nine assists in the 2009 playoffs to only 2 assists in the 2010 playoffs.

The Capitals obviously are trying to revamp the team going into the 2012-13 season and Semin just doesn't have the consistent play to justify another one year extension on.

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