Blackhawks deal Carcillo to Kings for 2015 conditional draft pick

Blackhawks deal Carcillo to Kings for 2015 conditional draft pick
July 16, 2013, 5:45 pm
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The Blackhawks weren’t completely done, after all.

The Hawks traded Daniel Carcillo to the Kings for a conditional pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Carcillo, who recently had his day with the Stanley Cup, played about half of the 2013 season with the Blackhawks. He had two goals and an assist, as well as 11 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games. He also played in four playoff games, recording an assist.

In two seasons with the Blackhawks, the 28-year-old Carcillo had his share of frustrations. He suffered a season-ending knee injury – which required surgery - in January of 2012 on a hit that also earned him a seven-game suspension. He was ready to start the 2013 campaign following the lockout, but suffered another knee injury in the regular season opener against the Kings Jan. 19. That opened the door for Brandon Saad, who took Carcillo’s spot on the Blackhawks’ top line and held onto it through the regular season.

Carcillo, who has one year left on his current deal (at $825,000), will be playing for his fourth NHL team; he has also spent previous seasons with Philadelphia and Phoenix.