D. J. King
F FA
5 years ago

D.J. King was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.

D. J. King
F FA
6 years ago

D.J. King was called up from the minors on Saturday January 28.

D. J. King
F FA
6 years ago

D.J. King was called up from the minors on Tuesday December 6.

D. J. King
F FA
6 years ago

The Washington Capitals demoted D.J. King to the AHL a few days after he cleared waivers.

King has only played one game this season and hasn't seen much NHL action since playing 61 games with the St. Louis Blues in 2007-08. He isn't really useful for much beyond penalty minutes anyway, so it's hard to see him as a factor even on a very deep fantasy team.

D. J. King
F FA
6 years ago

Washington forward D.J. King cleared waivers on Tuesday.

King's lone action this season was Oct. 15 against Ottawa. The 27-year-old has stated his desire to play and leave D.C. if it means receiving ice time elsewhere. King, who could be sent to Hershey (AHL), played only 29 games at the NHL level the previous three seasons thanks to injuries and being a healthy scratch.

D. J. King
F FA
6 years ago

D.J. King has been placed on waivers after requesting that the Washington Capitals move him.

King has only played in one game with the Capitals this season and he's hoping that there's another NHL team out there that will use him more. "I need to play hockey," King said. "It is what it is. If I want to prolong my career in the NHL I've got to play hockey and no one can prolong their career if they're only playing 15 games a year." The Capitals might keep him on their active roster if he successfully clears waivers. For what it's worth, Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau doesn't blame King for making the request. We'll keep you posted.

D. J. King
F FA
6 years ago

D.J. King will be in the lineup on Saturday when Washington takes on Ottawa.

When asked about King's role, coach Bruce Boudreau said King is in the lineup for "protection". It is sure to be wild and physical on Saturday in the nation's capital.

D. J. King
F FA
6 years ago

D.J. King isn't sure what his role with the Capitals will be this season, but he's focused on getting ready for training camp.

King was brought in to serve as a fourth liner in 2010-11, but he ended up spending the majority of the season in the press box. He had two assists and 30 penalty minutes in just 16 games. He was placed on waivers in February, but remained with the team after going unclaimed. "It wasn't quite the fit," King said. "Who knows what's going to happen this year? All I can do is what I did last year: come to the rink and work hard. If I get the call, I get the call." He could record more than 100 penalty minutes if he plays regularly, but he has no offensive upside.