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Grabovski's agent believes Capitals looking to re-sign his client

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The Capitals have undergone significant changes this offseason - namely the hiring of new general manager Brian MacLellan and head coach Barry Trotz - but Mikhail Grabovski's agent maintains there is interest between the team and his client in regards to extending his time in Washington.

“I believe [management has] interest in Grabo,” Gary Greenstin told the Washington Post. “We have interest to stay in Washington ... Grabo likes the city [of Washington]. Very comfortable. Great organization. I believe he played very good for them. Grabo created moments in every shift for his teammates. He make players better. He’s a great center.”

The 30-year-old is coming off a one-year, $3-million deal with the team, and could be in line for a raise after scoring 13 goals and adding 22 assists in 58 games and leading all Capitals' forwards with a 51 percent Corsi-for rating.

Free agency begins on July 1, but unrestricted free agents are free to interview with other teams from June 25-30. Greenstin would like something done prior to that time, but is not working under a great sense of urgency.

“If we’ve done the deal [by July 1], great,” he said. “If not, not to worry. It has to be right, for Grabo’s camp, for the team. We’re not worried at all. We have short time, but we still have time.”

Grabovski's agent believes Capitals looking to re-sign his client
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