The Washington Capitals obtained wingers Paul Fenton and John Kordic from the Toronto Maple Leafs for future considerations, then traded Fenton to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Ken Sabourin.

Sabourin scored one goal and had three assists in 16 games with the Flames this season. He also played 28 games for Salt Lake City in the International Hockey League, where he had 17 points and 77 penalty minutes.