Beagle is waiting to discuss contract negotiations until Washington sorts out its more pressing contract situations, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports.

The fourth-line center has expressed his desire to stay in Washington, calling D.C. his "home." However, Beagle recognizes that other players have priority in contract negotiations, like defenseman John Carlson -- who's coming off a career season -- and possibly even 2018 postseason breakout performer Devante Smith-Pelly. As free agency begins July 1, look for the air to clear regarding the roster construction of the Capitals in the coming weeks.

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