Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Varlamov inked

Per Tarik, the Caps have signed goaltending uber-prospect Simeon Varlamov to a 3 year entry-level deal. Because he was not under contract with a team in Russia, the Caps will not have to pay a transfer fee. The deal does allow for him to be "assigned" to a Russian Superleague team in the first year, but not the second or third.

While we doubt Ovechkin's assertion in the Russian media that Varlamov is ready to compete for a starting job with the big club this year, it's good to see that the Caps are getting the pieces in order to make sure he's available and under contract (and in the US) when the time comes.

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