Lance Bouma has agreed to a professional tryout (PTO) with the LA Kings ahead of the 2019-20 season.
The PTO means Bouma could return to the NHL after spending the past season in the Swiss National League with Genève-Servette HC.
He will attend Kings training camp in September.
"I have the confidence now that I can play and I know I still have a lot left," Bouma said to The Province. "You watch the playoffs and you see how it goes. That's how I like to play.
The 29-year-old forward was selected in the third round of the 2008 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames.
Bouma made his NHL debut in 2011 when the Flames hosted the Kings in Calgary. In his NHL career, Bouma has 76 points (30-46=76) in 357 games with the Flames and Chicago Blackhawks.
Kings Training Camp is scheduled to begin on September 12 at Toyota Sports Performance Center.