Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee said Tuesday that he has no interest in signing Vancouver Canucks forward Michael Frollik.
McPhee told reporters on the team’s flight back from Vancouver that the Caps will take a look at other unrestricted free agents on the open market in the coming days, but did not provide any more details.
In a Tuesday morning interview with ESPN 980 in Washington, McPhea said he didn’t think Frollierks signing was a priority for him.
“No, I don’t think we have a lot of interest in him.
He has played his whole career in Washington,” McPhene said.
I haven’t talked to him.
So I’m not going to talk to him and I’m going to wait and see what’s going to happen with him.
“McGuire also indicated that he and the Capitals brass are looking for a player who will help improve their depth on the blue line, but said that Frolliers contract was a non-issue.
Frollier is signed through 2021-22, so the Caps don’t have to pay him a cent-per-game for the rest of his contract.
The Capitals also have a strong depth at forward.
Alex Ovechkin, Jakub Vrana, Brooks Laich and Dmitry Orlov are all free agents, and Frolliks salary is guaranteed for the foreseeable future.
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