Capitals extend Knuble

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Mike Knuble to a one-year contract extension.

Financial terms were not disclosed, although the two-year deal Knuble signed in the summer of 2009 was set to expire.

Knuble notched 24 goals and 16 assists for 40 points in 79 games this season, helping the Capitals earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. He ranked third on the team in goals and closed the season with 13 points in his last 14 games.

Last season, Knuble registered 29 goals and 24 assists for 53 points in his first year with the club. He has reached the 20-goal plateau in eight straight NHL seasons.

The 38-year-old veteran has played 968 NHL games with Detroit, the New York Rangers, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington over 14 seasons. He has 268 goals and 254 assists for 522 points.

In 48 career playoff games, he has 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points, and was a member of Detroit's 1998 Stanley Cup championship team.


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