The Washington Capitals have agreed to contract extensions for two players.
The Caps have resigned D John Erskine to a two year, $3.925 million extension. Erskine came to Washington in the 2007-08 season. He has 1 goal and 1 assist this season. The Caps extended Erskine because of the tough and grit he brings to the blue line.
The Caps have also agreed to a two year contract extension with 23 year old net minder Braden Holtby. The Holtby deal is similar, a 2 year extension for $3.7 million. Holty has wrestled the starting job away from Michal Neuvirth and has started the last six consecutive games. His overall record this season is 5-6-0 this season with a 3.37 goals-against average and a save percentage of .896. The Caps have won four of their last six games and significant credit is given to the goal tending of Braden Holtby, who has gone 4-2-0.