The Edmonton Journal is reporting that the Chicago Blackhawks have turned down the Washington Capitals trade offer of Michael Nylander for power forward Dustin Byfuglien.
The main component in the deal not being done is cap room. Nylander's 4.875 million through 2011 would push Chicago over the cap limit. Byfuglien's cap obligation is just 3 million through the 2011 season.
The rumored deal would have given the Capitals about 2 million in cap room and a good prospect in Byfuglien.