With one month to go before the start of NHL free agency, Mike Ribeiro appears to be no closer to remaining a Washington Capital as he was at the end of the season.

And if you take a look at our salary chart below, you’ll see why.

In an email sent to CSNWashington.com on Tuesday Riberio’s agent, Don Meehan, said

“There really aren’t any updates” on contract talks involving the Capitals and the 33-year-old center, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5.

Two days after the Capitals were eliminated by the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Ribeiro said he enjoyed playing in Washington and would listen to what the Capitals had to offer.

Back then, Caps general manager George McPhee expressed an interest in re-signing Ribeiro, saying, “We’ll get to work on it and see what develops.”

Caps coach Adam Oates described Ribeiro’s contributions – he finished second on the club with 49 points in 48 games -- as “huge,” adding, “Hopefully, the parties will work it out, because we love him.”

Three weeks later, it appears very little has been accomplished in the Caps’ attempts to retain Ribeiro. The parameters of a new deal for Ribeiro were set back in March when Ribeiro reportedly rejected a three-year, $14 million offer from the Caps.