Capitals acquire Curtis Glencross

The Washington Capitals acquired forward Curtis Glencross in a trade with the Calgary Flames on Sunday.

In return for the veteran forward, the Flames received second- and third-round draft picks in 2015.

"Curtis is a player we coveted and we are pleased that he decided to waive his no-trade clause to join our team," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement. "We felt we needed to get deeper and more experienced at the forward position. Curtis plays important minutes and his presence on-and-off the ice will benefit our young forwards."

Glencross is set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season, his seventh with the Flames. The 32-year-old Saskatchewan native has nine goals in 53 games for the Flames this season.

"As tough as it is to say good bye to everyone in Calgary and the fans -- I've had such great support over the years -- I'm excited for a new start," Glencross said.

Glencross will provide size and a physical presence for the Capitals as well as a body in front of the net capable of playing in Washington's top six.

Glencross has a salary cap hit of $2.5 million, and the Capitals will assume his entire salary.

In addition to the trade, the Flames also put Mark Giordano on the injured list with an upper-body injury and claimed defenseman David Schlemko off waivers from Dallas.

The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Monday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.