It can't hurt...Adds depth scoring for free. It makes me think the Caps aren't done though. Claiming Sturm and calling up Beagle means there are a lot of extra forwards.
And the Caps put DJ King on waivers.
Put on waivers today (with period ending Monday at noon ET): Bret Carson (Car), Jason Jaffray (Ana), DJ King (Wash), Nathan Lawson and Rob Schremp (NYI), Pascal Leclaire (Ott), Ty Conklin (StL), Curtis McElhinney (TB) and Tim Stapleton (Atl).
beagle called up because perreault is down. sturm likely would not arrive in time for the game anyway. for all we know mcphee grabbed sturm with the idea of trading laich or fehr or any number of other players.
i'll be interested to see the numbers breakdown from sk8 after this move. how much annual cap hit can they take on at the deadline.