Depth forward Paul Carey signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Rangers on Saturday.
The contract will pay the 28-year-old $650,000 in the NHL and $400,000 in the minors. His contract last season with the Capitals/Bears called for $575,000 and $200,000, respectively.
The Capitals also formally announced the two-year extension for winger Brett Connolly, who will earn $1.5 million each of the next two seasons. Connolly, 25, scored a career-high 15 goals last season. The agreement was first reported Monday night.
Carey, meantime, was a frequent Capitals’ call-up in 2016-17 and appeared in six games during the regular season and one game in the playoffs, registering no points in a limited role. In 55 games with the Bears, he amassed 24 goals and 31 assists.
In 32 career NHL games with the Capitals and Avalanche, Carey has one goal and one assist.