The Washington Times - July 1, 2009, 03:01PM

Several media outlets are reporting that Mike Knuble has signed a two-year deal with the Washington Capitals. It has not been confirmed by anyone in the Caps organization. He will make $2.8 million per year, according to the reports.

Knuble had 27 goals and 47 points for the Flyers last year. He is a veteran right wing who will stand in front of the net on the power play and might look pretty nice on the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

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UPDATED: It is a done deal. Knuble has been a durable guy, playing all 82 games four of the past five years. He’s averaged 27 goals the past four seasons, and has at least 10 power-play goals the past five years.

Knuble is also beloved around the league by other media members, and is considered a “great guy in the room.” He would probably be expected to fill a leadership role, especially with the Caps losing Sergei Fedorov.