Caps make a move on their first free agent this summer. Denis Wideman's rights have been traded to Calgary.
There was a possibility of Wideman leaving to test the market, I guess those talks broke down between GMGM and the only Capitals representative at the 2012 All Star Game. Per Caps' PR:
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired a fifth-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Draft and defenseman Jordan Henry from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Dennis Wideman, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Henry, 26, collected 11 points (two goals, nine assists) and 97 penalty minutes in 68 games with Abbotsford and Chicago of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season.
Wideman recorded 46 points (11 goals, 35 assists) in 82 games with Washington last season. The Kitchener, Ontario, native was named to his first NHL All-Star Game last season and has tallied 251 points (67 goals, 184 assists) in 535 career NHL games with St. Louis, Boston, Florida and Washington.
Both players are set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1