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NHL roundup: Capitals re-sign Mike Green

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The Washington Capitals have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Mike Green to a three-year contract worth $18.25 million contract.

"Mike is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey League and is just entering his prime," said George McPhee, vice president and general manager of the Capitals, in a news release.

Green, 26, earned a total of $15 million over the past three seasons but has been bothered by groin and abdominal injuries that limited his availability since 2010. He totaled 81 games from 2010-12 after playing in 76 games in 2009-10.

Green turned down the Capitals' qualifying offer on Sunday -- a one-year contract worth $5 million.

The deadline to accept the deal was 5 p.m. ET Sunday, but McPhee said Saturday the expiration date on qualifying offers as an "artificial deadline."

---The Los Angeles Kings signed forward Dwight King to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday.

According to LAKingsInsider,com, the deal will pay King $750,000 per year.

King, 23, had five goals and nine assists during the regulat season for the Kings, after being called up from AHL Manchester on Feb. 10. He added five goals and three assists during the Kings' postseason run to the Stanley Cup.

The signing of King means that every player who played for Los Angeles during the 2012 postseason is signed for next season.

---Forward Blake Geoffrion, the grandson of Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. It is a two-way deal that will pay him $803,250 in the NHL, according to RDS.

Geoffrion was obtained in a trade from the Nashville Predators for defenseman Hal Gill last season. He had two goals while with the Canadiens last season and three assists while with Nashville.

---The St. Louis Blues re-signed forwards Chris Porter, Anthony Peluso and Brett Sonne to one-year, two-way contracts on Monday.

No financial terms were announced.
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