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Capitals place F Phillips on waivers

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The Washington Capitals have placed forward Matthew Phillips on waivers Thursday. 

Phillips, 25, has one goal and four assists in 27 games with the Capitals this season. 

A sixth-round pick (166th overall) by the Calgary Flames at the 2016 NHL Draft, Phillips signed as a free agent with Washington on July 2, inking a one-year, $775,000 contract. 

In other waivers news, the Vegas Golden Knights have placed forward Marcus Kallionkieli on unconditional waivers and will have his contract terminated. 

The 22-year-old has played on loan in Europe this season with Poland's STS Sanok and Finland's Kiekko-Espoo. 

Chicago Blackhawks forward Rem Pitlick also cleared waivers after being waived by the team on Wednesday.