Heward to L.A.
As you may know now, the final deal of the day from a Washington standpoint sends defenseman Jamie Heward to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The Caps will dress a lineup of seven defensemen and 11 forwards tonight, with Bryan Muir being the seventh defenseman. He will likely be used almost exclusively on the power play.
George McPhee held a press conference of about nine minutes here at Verizon Center this afternoon after all the dust settled, and the audio and video of that conference will be posted ASAP, along with the podcast from today’s Pre-Cap show.
In addition to the Heward deal, the Hershey Bears obtained winger Scott Barney on loan from the Grand Rapids Griffins in exchange for winger Jonas Johansson.