Right wing Joey Crabb has signed a one-year, $950,000 US contact with the Washington Capitals.
The team announced the deal with the unrestricted free agent Monday, making it the Capitals' first move of this year's free agency period.
The 29-year-old Crabb has spent the last two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had 11 goals and 15 assists in 67 games in 2011-12, his first full season in the NHL.
Sharks net 4 players
The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Danny Groulx and forward Bracken Kearns to one-year contracts.
The Sharks also announced Monday that they re-signed defenceman Matt Irwin and goalie Alex Stalock to one-year deals.
Groulx spent the past two seasons playing in Russia. He was named the top defender in the AHL in 2009-10 before leaving for the KHL.
Kearns played five games with Florida last season. He also had 22 goals and 30 assists for San Antonio in the AHL.
Irwin had 11 goals and 31 assists for Worcester last season and was picked for the AHL All-Star game.
Stalock missed most of last season with an injured left leg. He played six games with Stockton in the ECHL and five games with Worcester and Peoria in the AHL. He went 8-2 overall.