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Capitals hire McCarthy as assistant, re-sign Siegenthaler

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have hired coach Peter Laviolette's longtime assistant, Kevin McCarthy, to work with defensemen and re-signed a piece of their blue line. The team re-signed defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to a one-year deal worth $800,000. McCarthy joins Scott Arniel and Blaine Forsythe as Capitals assistants on a staff that also includes holdover goaltending coach Scott Murray. McCarthy worked under Laviolette in his previous stops in Nashville, Philadelphia and Carolina and they won the Stanley Cup together with the Hurricanes in 2006. Laviolette is making just one change after taking over for fired coach Todd Reirden by giving McCarthy the job vacated by departing assistant Reid Cashman.

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