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Report: Grabovski asking too much for Capitals

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the Washington Capitals waits for a face-off during the game against the Ottawa Senators at Verizon Center on January 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Greg Fiume

The Washington Capitals and pending unrestricted free agent Mikhail Grabovski appear on different sides when it comes to a dollar figure for a new contract.

Grabovski, 30, could be on the open market in a few days, after one season in Washington. He was a one-year deal worth $3 million with the Capitals, but struggled in the second half of the season, mostly because of injuries. Grabovski scored 13 times and had 35 points in 58 games.

He was the subject of a UFA of the Day feature prior to the NHL Draft.

But money appears to be a problem in these latest contract talks, as Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reported via Twitter on Friday.

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