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per Bob McKenzie’s Twitter,
Washington has traded Milan Jurcina to Columbus. Details to follow.
update 3:50pm, via Elliotte Friedman’s Twitter,
Full trade is Clark and Jurcina for Chimera. Wow.
added 4:05pm, Washington Capitals press release of the trade is below…
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Milan Jurcina and forward Chris Clark from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Jason Chimera, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today. The transaction is pending the completion of player physicals.
“We are pleased to add Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina to our hockey club. Both are veteran players who we believe will contribute significantly to our team,” said Howson. “We’d also like to thank Jason Chimera for his contributions to the Blue Jackets organization both on and off the ice over the past four-plus seasons.”
from Corey Masisak of the Washington Times,
Once the Caps’ season ended, Clark gave up on his short-term rehab plan and started a summer-long one. Every third week he traveled from his New York home to Vancouver to visit groin specialist Rick Celebrini, who helped former Caps forward Brian Sutherby a few years ago.
He began a process that involved lots of stretching and working out with elastic bands. There was no weightlifting and no skating so Celebrini could pinpoint what did and didn’t help the process.
“I learned how to - it is very complicated - but move correctly,” Clark said. “It is all the right muscles - you’ve got to fire the right muscles from [your core] out. You need to learn that because it is not something you do naturally, but if you do it correctly it stabilizes your whole body.”...
“I still have a 45-minute warmup before I even think about getting on the ice,” Clark said. “It is something I’ll probably have to do the rest of my career. It’s not some little thing that will go away. It is something I can control though. It won’t be perfect.