3 players who won't be back on the Capitals next season

It's that time of the offseason Caps fans
Max Pacioretty, Washington Capitals
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Now that another Washington Capitals season is in the books it's time to put our thinking caps on and address the current salary cap situation as well as assess players who may have played their final Caps game. Without further ado let's begin.

Per Cap Friendly, the Caps have $6,685,000 and the current estimates of preseason long term injured reserve candidates goes as follows: $9.2 million and $15,885,000.

Now lets see which players may have played their last game with the Capitals.

#3 Max Pacioretty

This one is kind of a no brainer for now. Max Pacioretty and his comeback story was inspiring don't get me wrong but because of those back to back achilles injuries he wasn't as fast as Brian MacLellan envisioned when the Caps got him during free agency last summer. On July 1 Patches will be an unrestricted free agent meaning he can hit the market and sign with pretty much whomever he wants.

Being 35 it's easy to see why he wasn't able to put up much production. Fans clamored for younger and faster talent but it's always veteran heavy when it comes to offseason spending for the Capitals.

Pacioretty though is a respected veteran and he has earned that right to be a UFA.