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Trade: Caps acquire AHL defenseman from Minnesota

Mar 14, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals and Minnesota Wild pulled a minor deal on Thursday — the Caps acquired AHL defenseman Chay Genoway in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick in 2014.

Genoway, 26, is a former University of North Dakota standout that signed with Minny as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

He’s appeared in one NHL game — a 4-1 loss to Phoenix last season, in which he assisted on the Wild’s lone goal — and has spent all of this season with AHL Houston, racking up 4G-15A-19PTS in 53 games.

Here’s Mike Russo of the Minnesota Star-Tribune to explain what the deal means for the Wild:

Washington does need defensemen at the moment — John Erskine, Mike Green and Jack Hillen are all currently on injured reserve and Tom Poti has been in and out of the lineup all season long.

  1. ravenscaps48 - Mar 14, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    And that my friends, is the trade that’ll change the season!………. *crickets*

  2. operwapitsai - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    you know when we pur hammer on waivers I assumed they were getting primed to make a move….

  3. wildcatwr36 - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Sioux Yea Yea

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