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June 1, 2013 | 10:36am ET
GM confirms Schultz wants trade

Capitals GM George McPhee has confirmed to that defenseman Jeff Schultz asked to be traded back in March.

Schultz, 27, has played his entire career with the Capitals after being drafted 27th overall in 2004.

"He did ask for a trade," McPhee told CSNWashington, confirming a story first reported Thursday by the Washington Examiner. "As we've told every player, if you ever want to be traded or you're not happy then let us know and we'll trade you. So we started working on it and we'll see what develops."

Schultz has one-year remaining on his contract at a salary cap hit of $2.75 million, though he'll earn $3 million next season.

"If someone wants to be traded, we'll trade him," McPhee said. "It doesn't matter who it is. If you don't want to play for us, we'll move you. Washington is a great place to play - it's a great team, a great city, we've got great fans and if you don't want to be part of it, we'll move you."

The Capitals could try to buyout Schultz's contract, if they're not able to trade him. The buy-out period begins 48 hours after the Stanley Cup Final ends and runs through July 4.

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