The LA Kings have traded Dan Carcillo to the New York Rangers for a 7th round draft pick, which, as you would expect during the World Junior medal round, is the least exciting news of the day.
Carcillo spent the last two years in Chicago, where last year he had two goals and nine assists to go along with 82 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating in 28 games before a knee injury cut his season short. This year, Carcillo often found himself unable to crack the lineup of an incredibly deep Blackhawks team, appearing in just 23 games and scoring just two goals and an assist, as well as just putting up 11 penalty minutes (an incredibly low figure for him) and a plus-1 rating. He then had one assist, six penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating in four playoff games, but didn’t play after Game 2 of Chicago’s series with the Detroit Red Wings in the second round.
Carcillo has played in 26 games for LA this season and has gotten into five fights. He is a UFA at the end of the season and has a cap hit of $825,000, so it’s a low risk move while they wait for the return of Derek Dorsett, who will miss the next month with a broken fibula.
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