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Jason Chimera Signs 2-Year Contract Extension

The fastest skater on the Washington Capitals will be sticking around a while longer.  The Capitals announced they have re-signed LW Jason Chimera to a 2-year contract extension worth $3.5 million through the 2013-14 season.  Chimera, 32, had been set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.  Chimera, who is entering his 11th NHL season, was originally acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 28, 2009, in exchange for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina.  He has played 120 games for the Capitals, posting 17 goals and 43 points, plus another 3 goals (all game-winners) and 7 points in 16 playoff games.  He is 2 goals shy of 100 for his career, and has 215 points in 581 career games with Edmonton, Columbus, and Washington. 

Chimera scoring in double overtime in New York, 4/20/11 (Getty Images)

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