Capitals sign Fleischmann for one year

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ARLINGTON, VA - The Washington Capitals inked forward Tomas Fleischmann to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old native of the Czech Republic notched career-highs with 23 goals, 28 assists and 51 points in 69 games for the Capitals last season. His regular season was cut short in March due to deep vein thrombosis in one of his legs.

A former second-round draft pick of Detroit in 2002, Fleischmann came to Washington in a February, 2004 deal for Robert Lang. In 260 NHL games, all for the Caps, hes amassed 56 goals and 128 points, adding three goals and five points in 22 playoff contests.


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