Originally written on Valley Bay News  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Los Angeles Kings acquired Daniel Carcillo today from the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft (if Carcillo plays 40 or more games, the pick will be a fifth-rounder instead). 28-year-old Carcillo has been compared to glass by some with the injuries he’s had over the past two season, including a knee injury he attained in the 2013 season opener against the Kings. He also had a season-ending knee surgery that ended his 2011-2012 campaign. In Carcillo’s 23 games last season, he scored twice, and assisted once. He was a big part of the Stanley Cup run however assisting in four games of the cup. Carcillo has scored 40 goals in 333 regular season games, along with 47 assists (87 points total), and has 1,079 penalty minutes. His $825 thousand salary cap is also very easy on the pockets of the Kings front office. The biggest thing Carcillo brings to the Kings is a new agitator roll. Kyle Clifford originally was host to that roll, but takes some pretty serious hits while doing so that limit his ice time. Now, with that said, Carcillo isn’t exactly the least fragile guy out there, but if both Carcillo and Clifford can play head games with opposing teams, it can only make this Kings team that much better. Rumors of Clifford being sent elsewhere have come up, but we’ll save that for another time.   For more updates on the Los Angeles Kings and Southern California hockey, follow me on Twitter (@TaylorBlakeWard), and don’t forget to hit the “follow” button for Valley Bay News as well (@ValleyBayNews).        Tweet

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