Capitals' Beaupre ends holdout

October 15, 1991

With his team off to a 4-1 start in his absence, Washington Capitals goaltender Don Beaupre has decided to end his nearly monthlong holdout.

Beaupre, who has been home in Minneapolis since walking out of camp Sept. 18, told The Washington Post that he was returning to the team today despite not having his contract dispute settled.

Capitals spokesman Lou Corletto said that although talks between general manager David Poile and Beaupre's agent have continued since the walkout, he had not heard anything from the goalie.

"Whether Don Beaupre will be at practice [today] or not is up to him," Corletto said. The walkout marked the third straight year that Beaupre had walked out of camp because of unhappiness with his contract. A projected starter this year, Beaupre had a 2.64 goals-against average last season to help the Capitals reach the second round of the playoffs.

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