Capitals Acquire Jason Chimera from Columbus

The Washington Capitals have traded forward and captain Chris Clark and defenseman Milan Jurcina to the Columbus Blue Jackets
for forward Jason Chimera, the team announced Monday afternoon. 

Clark, 33, signed with Washington
in August of 2005 and was named team captain in 2006 after recording career
highs in goals (30), assists (24), and points (54) in the 2005-06 season. The
next two seasons, however, were marred with groin and wrist injuries, limiting both his production and availability. He played
only 18 games in the 2007-08 season and 32 in 2008-09, recording a total of 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists) in the two seasons. This year, he had 4 goals and 11
assists in 38 games for Washington.

Jurcina, 26, was traded to
Washington from Boston for a conditional fourth-round pick on February 1, 2007.
Later that year, he was re-signed by the Capitals to a two-year deal. In total, he played in 211 games for
Washington and had 6 goals and 30 assists to go along with a +10 rating.

Chimera, 30, has played 11 years in
the NHL, totaling 461 games between the Blue Jackets and the Edmonton Oilers. In 39 games this season, he has eight goals
and nine assists, as well as 47 penalty minutes. 

According to NHLnumbers.com, Clark and Jurcina’s cap hits total $3.875 million, while Chimera’s $1.875 million. All three players are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after the season. 

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