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.
Rangers take step to acquire toughness…acquire Carcillo from LA for seventh rounder.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) January 4, 2014
Kings have traded Dan Carcillo to the New York @NYRangers
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) January 4, 2014
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.
TRANSACTION: #NYR have traded a conditional 7th round pick in 2014 to LA for Dan Carcillo.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 4, 2014
UPDATE, 1:56 p.m.: The Kings have also confirmed the trade.