Nycholat, 28, has spent the bulk of his career in the AHL. He was obtained Feb. 27 from the Capitals for defenceman Andy Hedlund and a sixth-round pick in the 2007 entry draft. He appeared in 18 games with the Capitals after recall from their Hershey, Pa., farm club.
The Calgarian has played 28 career NHL games with the Senators, Capitals and New York Rangers. He was undrafted while playing for the Swift Current, Sask., major junior team.