The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Zach Sill to a two-year, two-way contract, the team announced on Thursday. Sill would have become an unrestricted free agent on Friday. The team did not immediately release any salary details.

While Sill played most of the season with Washington’s American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey, the Capitals turned to the grinding, defensive center when injuries impacted their center depth. He played in 10 games with the Capitals and scored one goal, against the Ottawa Senators on the night Alex Ovechkin recorded his 500th goal. Sill has earned five points (two goals and three assists) in 93 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, Toronto and Washington.

Sill, 28, scored 22 points (nine goals and 13 assists) in 63 games with the Hershey Bears last season, an alternate captain as the Bears advanced to the Calder Cup Final. Sill scored 10 points (six goals and four assists) in 21 Calder Cup playoff games with Hershey in 2016 and was tied for second on the team in goals and fifth in points during the playoffs.