The Los Angeles Kings are in a bind, Jonathan Quick might be ready to go, he might not be. But in order to get him on the active roster, they
need to make space for him.
Instead of getting creative with their roster, general manager Dean Lombardi decided it would be better to just give away his players.
The Los Angeles Kings today traded Daniel Carcillo to the New York Rangers in exchange for a 7th round draft pick.
Carcillo hasn’t been a big player for the Kings this year, in 26 games he has one goal and one assist. He has 57 penalty minutes.
The New York Rangers don’t give up a lot for Carcillo, who will be a fill in player for Derek Dorsett whom the New York Rangers lost to injury yesterday.
According to BlueShirts United - the New York Rangers learned of the extent of Dorsett’s injury, so when Carcillo became available, it was no brain move to add some toughness to their lineup.
The New York Rangers are on the outside looking in at the top of the Eastern Conference, hoping a surge in the second half of the year gets them into the top eight. The Los Angeles Kings are nestled comfortably in the sixth spot in the West.
Daniel Carcillo was originally drafted 73rd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 draft. He has played with the Penguins, Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, and Phoenix Coyotes. In 359 career NHL games he has 41 goals, 48 assists and 1,136 penalty minutes.
Carcillo will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.