The Minnesota Wild claimed center Jarret Stoll off waivers from the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
Stoll, 33, has one goal and three points in 29 games this season.
"It's the right time to add a player," general manager Chuck Fletcher said in comments tweeted by the Wild. "Losing some of the guys we lost last summer, we lost some veteran depth."
Stoll, the 36th pick in the 2002 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, won the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014, and has played in 93 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Fletcher called Stoll a "very good penalty killer … he shoots the puck really well. [We're expecting him to] come in and play a checking, [penalty-killing] role."
Stoll has 141 goals and 382 points in 821 regular-season games for the Oilers, Kings and Rangers. He has 10 goals and 26 points in the postseason.