The Latest: Capitals should be quiet on deadline day


10:18 a.m. ET March 1, 2017

The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times local):

9:56 a.m.

Don’t expect the league-leading Washington Capitals to make another big move after getting defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. The Capitals sent 13th forward Zach Sanford to St. Louis in the trade, but general manager Brian MacLellan said: “I don’t expect us to be that active” because of minimal salary-cap space.

The Capitals are eight deep on the blue line with the addition of Shattenkirk but will count on rookie Jakub Vrana and other untested players in case of injuries up front. Winger Andre Burakovsky is out until mid-to-late March with a hand injury and Sanford had been filling in for him.


9:15 a.m.

NHL trade deadline day is underway, with rental players expected to move over the next several hours.

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