Teams can speak with pending UFAs starting today. Joel Ward's drawing some interest. Heard six teams (4 EC, 2 WC) have so far asked to meet.
Sounding more and more likely Joel Ward hits unrestricted free agency on July 1. Searching for four years. GMBM's spoken about the term gap.
Washington Post "Five weeks and one day from the start of free agency, the Washington Capitals have plenty pressing contractual matters on the docket for June, chief among them the statuses of four restricted free agents. Speaking recently, General Manager Brian MacLellan categorized re-signing Braden Holtby,..." May 27
NHL.com "To say the odds were stacked against Joel Ward would be putting it mildly. Three months shy of his 28th birthday, with 11 games on his NHL resume, Ward sought fulltime work with the Nashville Predators in September 2008. "I really thought it was a do-or-die kind of moment in my career," Ward..." April 08
Washington Post "Brooks Laich did not skate for a second straight day after he took himself out of practice early on Tuesday. The versatile forward who tweaked his hip flexor on Sept. 5 said he experienced tightness during Tuesday’s workout and as a precaution opted to leave the ice. Laich insists it is a..." September 26
Washington Post "A few minutes into the Capitals’ first practice of the postseason, Joel Ward switched into a white jersey and began working through drills as a member of the fourth line. It’s the most Ward has participated in a practice since suffering a left knee contusion. “I’ve upgraded from baby blue. I was..." April 29
Washington Post "Joel Ward did some light skating Friday morning in his first appearance on the ice since he suffered a left knee contusion earlier this month but he didn’t appear all that confident in his movements. On the ice in a track suit, Ward gingerly skated a few laps around the rink and took shots on..." April 12
CSN Washington "Capitals forward Joel Ward wants to make something clear: He is not just another Johnny come lately on the Baltimore Ravens bandwagon. Instead, the self proclaimed ‘Ravens groupie,’ has followed the team for the better part of the last decade. Ward was naturally all smiles the day after the..." February 05