Matt Bradley is one of six NHL regulars from the Capitals’ 2010-11 roster set to become an unrestrictred free agent on July 1 and with just over a week until he would be able to test the market the right wing has yet to receive an offer from Washington, according to his agent.
Larry Kelly, Bradley’s agent, said in an e-mail Thursday that he met with the Capitals about a month ago and was “advised an offer would be forthcoming in 8 to 10 days. We heard nothing.”
Kelly added that after that time period passed he was told by Capitals assistant general manager Don Fishman that the team had not yet made a decision with regard to Bradley’s future in Washington. There has been no contact between the two sides since, according to Kelly.
Bradley, 33, has become a fan favorite during his six seasons with the Capitals and in the 2010-11 campaign he recorded 11 points in 61 games.
>> In other news, the Capitals have submitted a qualifying offer to Karl Alzner according to his agent J.P Barry, who said he expects to discuss the defenseman with Washington more this week.
>> And a belated greeting from Minneapolis where the hockey world is preparing for the NHL draft. This weekend sort of marks the beginning of the flurry of offseason activity, as we’ve seen from one big trade today with Philadelphia sending Jeff Carter to Columbus in exchange for Jakub Voracek along with its first and third round picks this weekend.