GLENDALE AZ - DECEMBER 29: Marco Sturm #10 of the Los Angeles Kings warms up before the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 29 2010 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Capitals Claim Marco Sturm, Place D.J. King On Waivers

The Caps have reportedly claimed veteran winger Marco Sturm off of waivers, and as a result, place D.J. King on the waiver wire.

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Capitals Claim Marco Sturm, Place D.J. King On Waivers

The Caps have claimed former Los Angeles Kings left winger Marco Sturm off waivers today, according to a report from Katie Carrera of Caps Insider

Sturm played only 17 games with the Kings this season (9 points, 5 goals) and missed time with a knee injury. He underwent off-season surgery on his right knee this past summer after he tore both his ACL and MCL as a member of the Boston Bruins in last year's Stanley Cup playoffs.

It appears as though Sturm will likely fit on the second or third line wing and give the Capitals a few more options on both of those combinations, but we'll have to see how the next two days play out to know for sure.

Carrera also reports that in order to make room for Sturm, the Caps have placed D.J. King on waivers.

It will be interesting to see if the Caps stop making moves right now, or if this is a pre cursor to a bigger move yet to come.

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