Journeyman goaltender Dany Sabourin agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Capitals, the team announced Wednesday.
Sabourin, 31, was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and had spent the past two seasons serving as a veteran presence in net for the AHL’s Hershey Bears.
He will likely continue in that role next season, barring any significant changes to Washington’s goaltending depth chart. This time, Sabourin will likely work in tandem with prospect Philipp Grubauer, who is by all appearances ready to make the move to Hershey after spending 2011-12 in the ECHL.
During the 2011-12 season, Sabourin appeared in 37 games for the Bears and went 18-12-5 with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage. In the Calder Cup playoffs, he went 2-3 with a 3.19 GAA and .882 save percentage.