WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Washington Capitals general manager David Poile, center Mike Ridley and his agent, Rob Ingraham, met with arbitrator Alan Beattie here yesterday.
The Capitals reportedly are not offering more than $811,000 -- what they pay Michal Pivonka, their highest-paid forward. It is believed that Ridley is asking for something closer to the two-year, $2.65 million deal of teammate Kelly Miller.
"Our only disagreement with Mike is money," said Poile. "The arbitrator will rule within 48 hours, and that will be it."