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Capitals' Chorney signs two-year extension

Defenseman has played NHL career-best 45 games this season @NHLdotcom

Defenseman Taylor Chorney signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension with the Washington Capitals on Friday, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said.

He could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The extension starts next season and runs through 2017-18.

Chorney has played in an NHL career-high 45 games this season for the Capitals, with five assists and a plus-11 rating.

The 28-year-old previously played for the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins, and has one goal and 12 assists in 113 NHL games.

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