The 28-year-old Carcillo season got off to a rocky start when he sprained his right knee in the season opener on against the Kings. During the 2011-12 season, his first season with the Hawks, Carcillo suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) against the Edmonton Oilers on Jan. 2 that would cost him much of the season and result in surgery.
Carcillo played in 23 regular-season games for the Hawks this season and recorded two goals and an assist. Throughout the season Carcillo was a scratch as he worked on rehabilitating his knee and getting into game shape. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Carcillo played in four games and an assist.
Carcillo was previously played with the Flyers where he was on the other side of the Hawks 2010 Cup win. During his 333 NHL career games he has recorded 40 goals and 47 assists and has been touted among the league’s most physical players.