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After undergoing independent arbitration this offseason, restricted free agent Christian Djoos is back with the Capitals.

The defenseman signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the team based on the award of an independent arbitrator. Djoos's arbitration hearing was July 22.

Djoos tallied 10 points in 45 games last season, and primarily played on the third defensive pairing with the now-retired Brooks Orpik.

According to the website CapFriendly, this puts the Caps over the $81.5 million salary cap established at the beginning of the offseason.

However, during the offseason, teams can go up to 10 percent over the set salary cap so long as the number is reduced to the hard-cap limit by the start of the 2019-2020 season.

This move also leaves Chandler Stephenson as the last remaining RFA the Caps would need to sign.

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