For the third consecutive year, the Washington Capitals will conduct part of training camp without starting goalie Don Beaupre.
The goalie, who turns 30 today, left training camp because of a contract dispute. Beaupre, whose previous walkouts have also been because of his displeasure with his contract, is entering his option year.
"This is the third year in a row we've had a problem with Don Beaupre's agent (Ron Simon) advising Don to miss training camp," Capitals vice president and general manager David Poile said in a statement. "We're very upset."