The Washington Capitals added Alexandre Giroux (non-pool) for minor leaguer Joe Motzko (non-pool).
|To Washington||Age||Games||Points||Contract (July 1st)|
|Alexandre Giroux, F||26||0||0||1-year, $475,000|
|Joe Motzko, F||28||8||4||1-year, $513,000|
This deal was certainly more of a minor-league swap from the outset. Motzko couldn't quite make the Capitals line-up on a full-time basis, while Giroux couldn't really impress the Thrashers coaching staff in training camp enough to get the call-ups during the season to make an impression.
Both players will be Unrestricted Free Agents after next season, so if they fail to impress this coming fall, they'll just be back in the minors for another season before they are finally set free for some younger talent.