The Washington Capitals front office was busy today, consummating two trades that will likely benefit the AHL Hershey Bears, but do little to help the struggling Washington Capitals.
Washington acquired D Chay Genoway from Minnesota for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Genoway has played in 53 games this season at AHL Houston and has recorded 19 points, including 4 goals. He also is a +11. The left-handed defenseman will help bolster Hershey's blue line after losing Steve Oleksy, Cam Shilling, and Tomas Kundratek, all promoted to Washington. The knock on Genoway is his 5'9" size.
The Caps also dealt Kevin Marshall to Toronto in exchange for Nicolas Dechamps. The left winger has recorded 16 points this season, inclduing 7 goals, for Toronto in the AHL. Last season he played in all 17 Calder Cup playoff games for Toronto, recording 12 points (three goals, nine assists). He also appeared in 40 regular season games registering 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists) and 14 penalty minutes. The strength of Descamps is his speed, the knock on him can be lack of grittiness.