Roman Hamrlik and Mike Knuble said they have not asked to be traded, but want to play somewhere.
By placing Nicklas Backstrom on long-term injured reserve, Capitals general manager George McPhee freed cap space to make a trade.
The Washington Capitals have placed center Nicklas Backstrom on long-term injured reserve, a move that could end his 2011-12 regular season.
Michal Neuvirth has won back-to-back games for the first time all season. Now what?