Capitals have a busy first day of free agency

July 1, 2011
The comings and going for the Capitals on July 1:

Departures

Semyon Varlamov Rumored to be leaving for KHL, goalie traded to Colorado in exchange for a pair of draft picks.

Boyd Gordon

After seven seasons in Washington, Capitals’ longest-tenured player signs with Phoenix.

Marco Sturm

Forward picked up off waivers just before trade deadline signs one-year deal with Vancouver.

Arrivals*

Roman Hamrlik

Veteran defenseman inks two-year, $7 million deal, will provide stable blue-line presence.

Jeff Halpern

Potomac, Md., native and former Capitals captain signs for one year at $825,000.

Joel Ward

Versatile forward who led Nashville in scoring last postseason signs four-year, $12 million deal.

* — Via free agency

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