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Rangers acquire Carcillo from Kings

Saturday, 01.04.2014 / 5:23 PM / News

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Rangers acquire Carcillo from Kings
The New York Rangers acquired forward Daniel Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.

The New York Rangers acquired forward Daniel Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Carcillo skated in 26 games for the Kings and led the team with 57 penalty minutes to go with 54 hits and two points (one goal, one assist). He's played one game since Dec. 15, none since Dec. 23.

"We picked up a player than can bring an element of toughness, with us losing [Derek] Dorsett yesterday for 4-6 weeks it's an area we felt we needed to get a little bit better," coach Alain Vigneault said prior to the game Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. "Dan became available and we picked him up."

Dorsett sustained a broken fibula in the game Friday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Chosen in the third round (No. 73) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL Draft, Carcillo made his NHL debut with the Phoenix Coyotes on March 3, 2007.

The following season, he established career highs in points (24) and penalty minutes (324). He won a Stanley Cup last season as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.

"For us it's a low-risk move," Vigneault said. "He's in the last year of his contract, not very expensive, and hopefully he'll come in and help us."

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