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Capitals re-sign center Laich to 1-year deal for $725,000 after arbitrator's ruling @NHL

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -Center Brooks Laich re-signed with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday after being awarded a one-year, $725,000 contract by an arbitrator Monday.

The 24-year-old made about $600,000 last year, and the Capitals had made a qualifying offer of $660,000 to the restricted free agent.

He played in 73 games last season, scoring eight goals with 10 assists. He was traded to Washington from Ottawa in February 2004. He has 15 goals and 25 assists in 150 games with the Capitals.

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