Capitals defenseman Connor Carrikas’ contract with the Washington Capitals ends next season, the team announced Friday.
Carrick is due a $925,000 salary next season after he was suspended by the team for violating team policy.
Carrikos’ contract is set to expire after the 2017-18 season.
Carrick, 23, is the Capitals’ second-leading scorer and second-best defensive player, behind only Alex Ovechkin, and he’s been the team’s top offensive option since being acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Carricks first NHL goal came in his third game as a member of the Capitals.
The former Minnesota Wild prospect has played a career-high 19 games in 2017-2018 with the Capitals, recording three goals and six points.
Carricks first full NHL season came in 2016-17, when he had six goals and 13 points in 22 games.