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Report: Lambert to rejoin Trotz on Caps’ coaching staff

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NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Assistant head coach of the Nashville Predators Lane Lambert watches from the bench during a game against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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From our friends at CSN Washington:

One day after replacing Calle Johansson with former Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden, the Caps are likely to add former Nashville Predators assistant Lane Lambert to Barry Trotz’ coaching staff, sources have told

Lambert, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach under Trotz, is expected to replace Blaine Forsythe, who was hired as an assistant coach under Adam Oates last summer.

He is expected to assist Trotz with the Caps’ forwards and special teams.

According to the Preds’ website, Lambert’s responsibilities in Nashville included “running the team’s forward corps, in addition to heading up the penalty kill.”

The Preds’ PK ranked 25th last season and 29th the year before, but it was a strength in Lambert’s first season with the club, in 2011-12, when it ranked 10th.