The Los Angeles Kings have finally addressed their need for scoring. The Kings acquired left winger Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for winger Matt Frattin and a second- and third-round draft pick. Gaborik, 32, is in the final year of his contract that carries a salary cap hit of $7.5 million. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. The Kings have been looking to add a scoring left winger, which was a large need for the club heading into the headline. In 22 games this season, Gaborik has six goals, eight assists with six penalty minutes for the Blue Jackets. The Slovakian forward was originally selected by the Minnesota Wild in the first round (No. 3 overall) of the 2000 NHL Draft.
Jackets deal Marian Gaborik to Kings
Sportsnet | Mar 5