Jeff Marek among others is reporting that the Capitals have acquired St. Louis Blues’ left wing D. J. King, an enforcer’s enforcer. Jeremy Rutherford, who covers the Blues for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is reporting that the Caps are sending Stefan Della Rovere the other way in this deal. Additionally, there are reports that the Caps and King agreed on a two-year contract as part of the deal. The Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, native tips the scales at a muscular 6 ’3, 230. He earned a sweater for 12 Blues’ games last season, his most memorable work in which may well have been this gutsy and productive slow dance with the Boogey Man, Derek Boogaard (a new New York Ranger, not so incidentally):
More for your Wednesday night our-skill-players-just-scored-some-serious-protection celebration — a fight card for D.J. King from hockeyfights.com. The Caps have yet to confirm the deal, but solid hockey media pros are corroborating on this King story. Assuming it’s true, the Capitals have injected some much-needed toughness into their finesse-heavy lineup.