Nothing of groundbreaking proportions, but the Kings were active leading up to the final moments of the NHL’s 2016 Trade Deadline.
General Manager Dean Lombardi made a trio of moves, acquiring
defenseman Rob Scuderi from the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, forward Kris Versteeg from the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, and forward Brett Sutter from the Minnesota Wild on Monday.
All in all, the Kings picked up the three players for defenseman
Christian Ehrhoff, prospects Valentin Zykov and Scott Sabourin, and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
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Lombardi held a conference call with the media on Monday afternoon, where he fielded questions on the deals made, while touching on a slew of other topics including a timetable for
Marian Gaborik’s return to the team’s lineup. Insider Coverage: Lombardi Discusses Trade Talks Impending Free-Agents, "Five-Year Plan" Gaborik's Rehabilitation LISTEN: Lombardi Conference Call VIDEO