Caps ship Hillen to Canes for Gleason

The Washington Capitals have traded defenseman Jack Hillen to the Carolina Hurricanes for defenseman Tim Gleason, the team announced.

The Caps also sent back a fourth-round 2015 draft pick in the deal. That pick was previously acquired by Washington from the Arizona Coyotes.

In making this swap, the Capitals add the 32-year-old Gleason, who has seven points in 55 games for the Hurricanes this season.

"We are pleased to welcome Tim to our organization," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said in a team-issued press release Saturday morning. "Tim is a veteran, physical defenseman and we feel his experience, toughness and skill set further strengthens our blue line."

Hillen, 29, has five points in 35 games for the Capitals this season.