The Washington Capitals have added more players to the mix after acquiring right wing Scott Walker and center Eric Belanger earlier in the day for draft picks (7th and 2nd round choices, respectively). They have traded a 6th round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets to re-acquire defenseman Milan Jurcina (was traded with Chris Clark on December 28th to get left wing Jason Chimera), who reportedly has a sports hernia. In addition, the Capitals have moved defenseman Brian Pothier, minor league forward Oskar Osala (Hershey), and a 2011 2nd round draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes in return for defenseman Joe Corvo.
That completes the trade deadline moves for the Capitals. I’ll provide analysis on each of the four deals as well as others around the league in a blog later tonight or tomorrow. In addition, the Caps will take on the Sabres in Buffalo at 7pm on Wednesday. Please follow me on twitter (@Emfrank123) during the game.