Capitals, Panthers swap minor-leaguers

The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Casey Wellman from

the Florida Panthers for center Zach Hamill in a swap of


The trade Thursday gives the Capitals the 25-year-old Wellman,

who has seven goals and 16 assists this season with San Antonio of

the AHL.

Hamill has 11 goals and 11 assists this season with Hershey of

the AHL.