Washington Coach Barry Trotz and Hershey Coach Troy Mann now have a 48-hour rule, where they have to contact each other every two days.
"The things that Brooks Orpik does, you can’t put a value on," the first-year Capitals coach said.
A more detailed update is expected from the team within the next several days.
Looking at how Washington ranked among NHL teams in the cost of its offseason signings.
Both Tim Kennedy and Kris Newbury come with limited NHL experience.
“What a difference a year makes,” said new Hershey head coach Troy Mann, a former assistant with the AHL affiliate.
The field includes top prospects Madison Bowey and Andre Burakovsky.
Green remains a part of the team's plans, General Manager Brian MacLellan said, and the defenseman's agent echoed some excitement after Tuesday's two blue-line signings.
Niskanen will make $40.25 over seven years. Orpik will make $27.5 million over five years. Both will feel immense pressure after the way these deals were received.
Grabovski's agent said negotiations between the center and the Capitals never progressed beyond "just talk."