Gudas was traded to the Capitals from the Flyers on Monday in a swap for Matt Niskanen. Philadelphia will retain 30 percent of Gudas' salary in order to provide Washington with some cap relief.

Gudas doesn't provide nearly the same offensive touch as Niskanen, but he only has one year remaining on his contract, and will make significantly less than Niskanen in 2019-20, providing Washington with some much-needed cap space. . With youngsters Nick Jensen and Christian Djoos pushing for more play time, Gudas won't find minutes easy to come by, but should still find a spot in the Opening Night lineup.

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