By JOSEPH WHITE – 6 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once an NHL iron man, Brendan Morrison has been left at the curb by three teams in less than 15 months because of injuries. The Washington Capitals believe he's healthy and ready to be productive again, enough to give a one-year, $1.5 million deal to take the role of second-line center.

The Capitals signed Morrison on Friday, filling the void left when Sergei Fedorov departed to play in Russia at the end of the season.