Blackhawks trade Daniel Carcillo to Kings
The Los Angeles Kings received forward Daniel Carcillo from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft.
The Blackhawks made the trade in order to clear cap space, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. On Sunday, Carcillo had taken the Stanley Cup, which he won this past season with the Blackhawks, to King City, Ontario, his hometown.
The Blackhawks have some young talent that will be given a chance to enter the lineup with the veteran Carcillo gone. Carcillo began the season on Chicago’s top line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa, but after returning from a leg injury was demoted to be just a role player. Brandon Saad had joined the top-line.
The trade will go through assuming that Carcillo passes a physical with the Kings by July 23, according to NHL.com. Carcillo has dealt with injuries during his career and he played only 28 games in 2011-12 after undergoing season-ending knee surgery in January 2012. He only played in 23 regular season games for the Blackhawks. He played in four playoff games for Chicago this past season.