The move came less than a day after feisty fourth-line forward Derek Dorsett left the team’s 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins with a broken fibula. Dorsett is expected to miss up to six weeks.
The 28-year-old Carcillo, known to be an antagonist, has one goal, two points and 57 penalty minutes in 26 games for the Kings this season.
Alain Vigneault, coach of the New York Rangers, called this trade for Carcillo a “low-risk move,” which is exactly what it is. According to latimes.com, Vigneault likes what he sees from Carcillo.
“We pick up a player that can bring an element of toughness, with us losing Dorsett yesterday for four to six weeks,” Rangers Coach Alain Vigneault told the Canadian Press. “It’s an area that we felt that we needed to get a little bit better. Dan became available and we picked him up.
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