Coach Adam Oates wanted to rely on Mike Green this season to be a leader on Washington's defense corps.
Braden Holtby suggested that his struggles this season were partially caused by changes the coaching staff wanted him to make.
Tyson Strachan has been sent to the minors.
The Washington Capitals have sent Peter Leblanc to the minors.
The Washington Capitals have reassigned defenseman Julien Brouillette to the minors.
Alex Ovechkin wants to see Adam Oates behind the bench as coach of the Washington Capitals next season.
Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin has claimed his fourth career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's goal-scoring leader.
In his final game of the 2013-14 season, Alex Ovechkin found a way to be a polarizing figure in a meaningless game for the Washington Capitals.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby saw his 2013-14 season end in an odd way, as he logged a 32-save shutout but didn't win because the Tampa Bay Lightning won 1-0 via a shootout.
Braden Holtby is expected to start in Sunday's finale versus Tampa Bay.
Peter Leblanc has been called up from the minors.
Chandler Stephenson has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Washington.
Marcus Johansson won't play Sunday because of an "upper-body injury."
Nicklas Backstrom notched a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-0 blanking of Chicago.
Jay Beagle scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-0 win over Chicago.