Capitals acquire Gilbert from Kings

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The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations.

Gilbert will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Gilbert, 34, has registered one assist in five AHL games with the Ontario Reign this season. He began the campaign with the Kings, tallying one goal and four assists in 18 contests.

Originally a fourth-round selection (129th overall) by Colorado at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Gilbert has played 11 seasons in the NHL with Montreal, Florida, Minnesota, Edmonton and Los Angeles. In 655 career regular season games he has 223 points (45 goals, 178 assists) and 198 penalty minutes.

Gilbert has four goals and 27 assists for 31 points in 53 career AHL games with Ontario and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.