January 4, 2014 1:49 pm

Confirmed: Carcillo to Rangers

Larry Brooks of the New York Post was the first to report that the Kings have traded Daniel Carcillo to the New York Rangers for a seventh round draft pick.

 

Carcillo, 28, had one goal, two points and a minus-one rating in 26 games with the Kings.

This trade would open up a roster spot for the Kings to activate Jonathan Quick in advance of tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks without having to immediately assign Martin Jones to Manchester, thus providing Los Angeles with extra security and insurance in the event that Quick takes part in warm-ups tonight and is unable to play. Among the longer-term implications, the Kings now have the flexibility to recall one of their younger forwards, potentially providing an increase in scoring.

UPDATE, 1:55 p.m.: The Rangers have confirmed the trade.

 

UPDATE, 1:56 p.m.: The Kings have also confirmed the trade.

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