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Jason Chimera has agreed to a two-year/$4 million contract extension with the Washington Capitals.
Chimera's $2 million cap hit will represent only a mild increase on his current $1.75 million hit. The 34-year-old forward is off to an uncharacteristically good start with five goals and 11 points in 16 games.
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Jason Chimera earned the NHL's third star of the week honor.
He generated six points, including four assists, in three games for the Capitals last week. Chimera racked up a career high of four points (one goal, three helpers) in a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. The 34-year-old forward has 11 points in 14 games thanks to his hot streak.
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Jason Chimera netted a goal for Washington in its 5-2 loss to Calgary on Saturday night.
The speedy winger now has goals in two straight games. With five points in 11 contests and little offensive upside, Chimera shouldn't intrigue fantasy owners. Aaron Volpatti scored his first goal as a Capital in the loss. Eric Fehr, Mike Green and Mikhail Grabovski had assists. Martin Erat finished a game-low minus-four .
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Jason Chimera won't be punished for his dangerous hit on Edmonton's Justin Schultz.
He shoved Schultz from behind and the Oilers defenseman crashed heavily into the end boards when he was chasing down a loose puck. Chimera received a minor penalty for boarding on the play. Schultz wasn't injured and he stayed in the game. Chimera has one goal, one assist and nine hits in six games this season.
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Jason Chimera can become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
He will earn $1.7 million in 2013-14 and his current contract carries a salary cap hit of $1.75 million. Chimera produced 14 points in 47 games last year. In 2011-12, he notched career-highs with 20 goals and 39 points in 82 contests. If he wants to get an extension from Washington then he'll have to get back on track. The speedy veteran takes plenty of shots and he hits, but he may only be good for 20-25 points this year.
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The Capitals' penalty kill helped propel them to a Game 1 win Thursday night.
The Capitals went down two men in the middle of the second period for 56 seconds and had close to four minutes of time on the penalty kill, but they killed it off. Minutes later the Caps scored twice in 46 seconds. "Anytime you kill a five-on-three, especially in playoffs, the momentum goes the other way, for sure," said Jason Chimera, who scored the team's third goal. "If they get a goal, they're feeling it. If we get a kill, obviously the crowd gets into it or we get into it. Everyone's pumped up. It's a good way to create momentum for us."
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Jason Chimera didn't last long on Washington's top line Tuesday night, but coach Adam Oates put him back with Alex Ovechkin and Mike Ribeiro during Wednesday's practice.
"We showed him some stuff, just little things. In a sense there's a little more responsibility because you are playing against [the opponent's] best players," Oates said while talking about the discussion he had with Chimera. "You're going to play against their best lines and we need you to be reliable there. If you are, great. I love what he brings, that's really the message." The Capitals winger logged just 5:43 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-5 overtime win over Florida, while posting a minus-3 rating. Chimera has no goals and six assists in 13 games this season, but he should be motivated now to snap out of his funk.