Kings trade Christian Ehrhoff to Blackhawks for Rob Scuderi
Both former top-four contributors, Ehrhoff and Scuderi have kicked around the league of late, and both recently cleared waivers. But for the Kings and Blackhawks, both legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, the trade gives them a player that better suits the style they employ.
Ehrhoff is a puck mover who recorded 10 points in 40 games with the Kings before once again being felled by injuries. Meanwhile, Scuderi, who had a successful four-year stint with the Kings, is certainly catered better to Los Angeles' heavy game.
Scuderi, who still has another season left on his contract after 2015-16, was originally acquired by Chicago in a deal that sent Trevor Daley to the Pittsburgh Penguins in December. He appeared in 17 games, and failed to register a point before being sent down.
Though it's a minor deal involving depth defensemen, the transaction is quite intricate. In short, Chicago retains a 50 percent chunk of Scuderi's freight, and the Kings shoulder 15 percent of Ehrhoff's salary to make the numbers work.
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