February 20, 2019 | 7:00pm ET
SOURCES: KINGS CLOSE TO TRADING HAGELIN TO CAPITALS
Carl Hagelin, right wing
The Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals have been scouting each other for some time and it appears they’re zeroing in on a trade that would send winger Carl Hagelin to the Capitals, sources have told TFP Sr. Writer Dennis Bernstein.
TFP has reported the two teams have been watching each other often recently and it’s believed trade talks picked up Wednesday morning.
Hagelin, 30, is in the final-year of his contract and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
While his salary cap hit is $4 million, the Pittsburgh Penguins retained $250,000 of his contract when they traded him to the Kings for Tanner Pearson earlier in the season.
According to Bernstein, the Kings would receive a draft pick and forward Dmitrij Jaskin in return for Hagelin if the trade gets finalized on Thursday. It’s unclear if the Kings will retain any of Hagelin’s remaining contract.
The Capitals were originally going to place Jaskin on waivers on Wednesday, but changed their decision after talks with the Kings picked up – instead, the Caps placed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers.
Hagelin has skated in 38 games with the Kings and Penguins this season, registering two goals and six assists for eight points.
Jaskin, 25, has picked up two goals and six assists for eight points in 36 games with the Capitals this season. He is scheduled to become a restricted free agent July 1.