Marco Sturm was claimed by the Washington Capitals on Saturday, a day after the Los Angeles Kings put the left winger on waivers.
Sturm, 32, was acquired by the Kings earlier this season after he worked his way back from surgery to repair his ACL and MCL, an injury he suffered in the Eastern Conference Final as a member of the Boston Bruins. He played 17 games with the Kings, scoring four goals and compiling five assists.
Sturm, a first-round draft pick by the San Jose Sharks in 1996, is in his 14th NHL seasons. The Caps also announced Saturday that they recalled center Jay Beagle and goaltender Todd Ford, and sent down center Mathieu Perreault.