Monday is the trade deadline, and the Washington Capitals began what could be an active few days by putting 2018 postseason hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers.
“There’s a lot of movement going on, especially for teams that are salary cap strapped like we are,” head coach Todd Reirden said.
NHL sources told RMNB that the DSP move was made to accommodate a coming trade. On Wednesday afternoon, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that the Capitals were looking at several forwards on the Los Angeles Kings, including Carl Hagelin, Trevor Lewis, and Kyle Clifford. This evening, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Caps are “interested” in Hagelin and surmised what a possible deal could look like: a third-round pick and Dmitrij Jaskin for the 30-year-old left winger.