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Former Kings center Mike Richards signs with Capitals

Former Kings center Mike Richards signs with Capitals

Center Mike Richards, who won two Stanley Cup with the Kings, will be resuming his NHL career with the Washington Capitals, having signed a one-year, $1-million (pro-rated) contact.

Richards still has a court date looming in Canada in connection with his arrest at the border in Emerson, Manitoba, in June. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and his next scheduled hearing is Jan. 28.

Before the deal with the Capitals was announced Wednesday, Richards met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Bill Daly, the league’s deputy commissioner. Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan told Mike Vogel of the team’s website that the team felt...

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