Capitals trade Niskanen to Flyers for Gudas

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  • The Capitals have dealt defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Flyers in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas.
  • Tom Wilson up front and Gudas on the blue line.
  • NHL player safety might be keeping an eye on some Caps games this year.
  • Philadelphia will retain 30 percent of Gudas’ salary.
  • Gudas, 29, has one year remaining on his deal at a cap hit of $3.35 million. The 32-year-old Niskanen has two more seasons left on his contract at $5.75 million annually, according to CapFriendly.
  •  Niskanen ranked second on the Capitals in average ice time (21:56) this past season, but posted his lowest point total since 2012-13 with 25 in 80 games.
  • Gudas managed 20 points in 77 contests while averaging just under 18 minutes.

Tom Wilson vs Radko Gudas Nov 1, 2014

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