Capitals acquire Hagelin from Kings for 2 picks

Capitals acquire Carl Hagelin from Los Angeles Kings	 	 
			By	  Ian Oland	 0 Comment

Capitals acquire Carl Hagelin from Los Angeles Kings By Ian Oland  0 Comment

Hagelin will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

The Kings will retain 50 percent of Hagelin's remaining salary this season, according to a person familiar with the terms of the deal.

McKenna was one of four goaltenders on the Flyers 23-man roster and had appeared in just one game with the team this season after being claimed off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks. He was part of the Penguins" back-to-back Stanley Cup wins in 2016 and "17.

Hagelin, who has struggled with two goals and eight points this season, is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million contract.

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The 35-year-old has a 1-5-1 record this season in 11 games with the Ottawa Senators and Flyers, posting a 3.99 goals-against average and a.892 save percentage.

Hagelin will join his new teammates in Buffalo tomorrow and will make his Caps debut on Saturday afternoon against the Sabres. "Those are huge things we feel we've added with this player". Coach Todd Reirden said the team had initially planned to waive Dmitrij Jaskin but changed their mind in anticipation of Monday's trade deadline. He hadn't scored a goal in 33 games.

Adding Hagelin checks off the one thing General Manager Brian MacLellan said was on his wish list earlier this month. "In previous trades it came at me kind of sudden, but not this time".

"I'm really excited! It feels great going to a team that good and to get the chance to play playoff hockey again", the 30-year old forward said to Per Bjurman in a Swedish language interview. Considering he was almost moved Wednesday, he acknowledged that his future is dicey until Monday. "I knew something was about to happen". "I'll try to do my best to stay here. So I'm not anxious about that".

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