Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mike Richard Gets Second Chance with Caps

After an arrest at the Canadian border in June that resulted in a charge for possession of a controlled substance, Mike Richards was dumped by the Los Angeles Kings. Now, the 30-year-old two-time Stanley Cup winner is getting a second chance with the NHL's top team.

The Washington Capitals are apparently seeking some help at center after losing key cog Jay Beagle to a hand injury for six weeks.

Richards, along with coach Barry Trotz will speak with media about the move before Thursday's game in Brooklyn against the Islanders.

The deal is for $1 million, pro-rated. According to TSN, Richards had been skating with his former junior team in Kitchener, Ontario, to stay in shape. His legal situation is still pending in the province of Manitoba.