Mon 10/31/11 3:27 PM

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.