The Washington Capitals have left one of their trade deadline day acquisitions at home, while the team goes out on an extended road-trip. Jason Arnott, acquired from the Devils last month, has been listed as out week-to-week with an undisclosed injury and he is currently staying in Washington for at least this week, where the Capitals have three games on the road and possibly the second week of the trip, which is also worth about three games.
As a whole, it hasn't been the greatest of years for Arnott in 2011, but it is a tale of the two different cities he was traded between. In Jersey, Arnott only had 24 points in 62 games, but the move to DC has seen him pick up 5 points in 7 games since the trade. A lot of credit goes past his scoring numbers since joining the Capitals, as it has been widely said that he has been able to help change the feeling in the dressing room, giving the team a veteran boost.
In the pool, Arnott belongs to Chris M., who is in the dogfight for money prizes at the moment, currently sitting in 3rd spot, just about ready to take over 2nd place, to whom he only trails by 4 points going into Tuesday night's action. The loss of Arnott could be rather devastating, especially since he has found a better offensive game in Washington.
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