• Sharks sign UFA Joel Ward to three-year deal

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks have signed unrestricted free agent forward Joel Ward to a three-year deal. The team announced the signing via twitter on Friday, three days into NHL free agency. “Joel is a quality veteran player who can score but also plays an extremely hard-nosed brand of hockey,”..." July 03

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Strong market for Joel Ward. At least 6 teams in the east, including the Capitals are interested, along with 2 teams in the west. #TSN

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Teams can speak with pending UFAs starting today. Joel Ward's drawing some interest. Heard six teams (4 EC, 2 WC) have so far asked to meet.

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Sounding more and more likely Joel Ward hits unrestricted free agency on July 1. Searching for four years. GMBM's spoken about the term gap.

  • Joel Ward seeking new contract with Capitals before July 1

    Washington Post "Five weeks and one day from the start of free agency, the Washington Capitals have plenty pressing contractual matters on the docket for June, chief among them the statuses of four restricted free agents. Speaking recently, General Manager Brian MacLellan categorized re-signing Braden Holtby,..." May 27

  • Ward embracing chance to play on Capitals' top line "To say the odds were stacked against Joel Ward would be putting it mildly. Three months shy of his 28th birthday, with 11 games on his NHL resume, Ward sought fulltime work with the Nashville Predators in September 2008. "I really thought it was a do-or-die kind of moment in my career," Ward..." April 08

  • Brooks Laich misses practice, Joel Ward ill

    Washington Post "Brooks Laich did not skate for a second straight day after he took himself out of practice early on Tuesday. The versatile forward who tweaked his hip flexor on Sept. 5 said he experienced tightness during Tuesday’s workout and as a precaution opted to leave the ice. Laich insists it is a..." September 26

  • Joel Ward hopes to be ready for Game 1 vs. Rangers

    Washington Post "A few minutes into the Capitals’ first practice of the postseason, Joel Ward switched into a white jersey and began working through drills as a member of the fourth line. It’s the most Ward has participated in a practice since suffering a left knee contusion. “I’ve upgraded from baby blue. I was..." April 29

  • Joel Ward skates for first time since suffering knee contusion

    Washington Post "Joel Ward did some light skating Friday morning in his first appearance on the ice since he suffered a left knee contusion earlier this month but he didn’t appear all that confident in his movements. On the ice in a track suit, Ward gingerly skated a few laps around the rink and took shots on..." April 12

  • Caps Joel Ward a Ravens "groupie fan"

    CSN Washington "Capitals forward Joel Ward wants to make something clear: He is not just another Johnny come lately on the Baltimore Ravens bandwagon. Instead, the self proclaimed ‘Ravens groupie,’ has followed the team for the better part of the last decade. Ward was naturally all smiles the day after the..." February 05