NHL: Capitals extend Joe Snively, and Blues’ Tyler Bozak out 4 weeks

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Feb 15, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Washington Capitals center Joe Snively (91) skates against the Nashville Predators during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals announced the re-signing Wednesday of forward Joe Snively for two years and $1.6 million.

Snively, 26, made his NHL debut on Dec. 19 and has registered four goals and three assists in 12 games this season.

“Joe is a versatile, skilled forward, and we are extremely pleased with his development this season,” general manager Brian MacLellan said in a news release. “Joe has worked hard and put himself in a position to earn a spot on our team. It is a great testament to him and all the local youth hockey coaches and programming in our area that guided him along through this journey.”

Snively also has 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 35 games this season with the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

Undrafted out of Yale, the Virginia native signed as a free agent with the Capitals in March 2019.

Tyler Bozak out 4 weeks

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May 21, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak (21) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a short-handed goal against the Colorado Avalanche in the second period in game three of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues forward Tyler Bozak will be sidelined at least four weeks with a lower-body injury.

General manager Doug Armstrong said Wednesday that Bozak will be re-evaluated in a month.

Bozak, who turns 36 on Saturday, has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 47 games in his fourth season with the Blues.

He has 460 points (170 goals, 290 assists) and 811 games over 13 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs (2009-18) and Blues.

–Field Level Media