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Capitals ink D Erskine to two-year extension

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Associated Press
12/17/2010 1:19:55 PM
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals have signed John Erskine to a two-year contract extension worth US$3 million.

The Capitals announced the deal Friday for the 30-year-old defenceman, who has three goals, four assists and 43 penalty minutes in 31 games this season.

Erskine finished last season with a career-best plus-16 rating, his third straight season with a plus rating. He is plus-3 this season.

Erskine signed with the Capitals as a free agent in September 2006. He has appeared in 354 career NHL games with Dallas, the New York Islanders and Washington, recording 10 goals, 28 assists and 673 penalty minutes.

John Erskine (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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