The Capitals got the gritty top six forward they wanted, inking Mike Knuble to a two-year, $5.6-million deal, according to TSN.
Knuble scored 27 goals and 20 assists with Philadelphia last year, as the Toronto native is a forward who goes to the net and gives the Caps the type of forward they needed during the postseason.
The forward, who turns 37 on Saturday, has scored at least 20 goals in his last six seasons, potting a career-high of 34 in 2005-06 with Philadelphia. He also had two goals and an assist in six games during Philly's loss to the Penguins in the first round.
He also had three goals and three assists in Philadelphia's first-round win against the Caps in the 2008 playoffs, and also scored the game-winner in overtime of Game 4.
Knuble is averaging 21.5 goals per season in 820 career games, and also has 21.4 assists per season, and combining for 56 goals and 56 assists in his last two regular seasons in which he played all 82 games. He also has spent time with the Rangers, Red Wings, Bruins and Flyers.
In other Caps news, Donald Brashear signed a two-year deal with the Rangers for $2.8 million per season per TSN, and now will head to the team that he earned a six-game suspension against in Game 6 of the first round.