AP source confirms Panik expected to sign with Capitals
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the NHL's free agency period doesn't open until Monday afternoon. Canada's TSN.ca first reported the move Sunday night.
Panik has seven seasons of NHL experience, including the past 1½ with Arizona. He had 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points in 75 games with the Coyotes last season.
The Capitals are in the market for a third-line forward with Brett Connolly expected to sign with Florida.