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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Caps Convention canceled because of CBA uncertainty


Forward Matt Hendricks signs the jersey of fan Lizzy Stune of Ashville, N.C., during the 2010 Capitals Convention. (Mark Gail - WASHINGTON POST)
The Capitals announced today that their annual fan fest is canceled this year because of the uncertainty surrounding the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement.

The Capitals Convention — held the past three years in late September or early October — will return in 2013, the team said. Here’s the full statement:

The Capitals Convention has been a tremendous success in its first three years, attracting sold-out crowds of more than 6,500 fans to the day-long interactive celebration of the Washington Capitals. This annually features the entire Capitals roster and prominent alumni from around the world. In the past the Caps Convention has been held in late September or early October. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the collective bargaining agreement the Capitals have decided not to hold a convention in 2012, but the event will return in the fall of 2013.

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Washington re-signs defenseman Mike Green

Season in doubt with CBA set to expire Sept. 15

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