WASHINGTON POST: reports the Capitals have re-signed defenseman Karl Alzner to a two-year, $2.57 million contract. The annual cap hit will be worth $1.285 million per season, and will push the  Capitals above the $64.3 million cap by more than $890K, however, if Tom Poti begins the season on LTIR, it would free up his $2.85 million salary and the club would be in compliance with the cap.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: And if not, it means someone’s getting dealt or demoted, but we’ll probably have to wait until late-September to find out, meaning a fresh round of Alexander Semin and Mike Green rumors.