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Christian Ehrhoff For Rob Scuderi Trade Is Close

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

A few things about pending CHI-LA trade: it may not become official until later in the day; players involved are Scuderi/Ehrhoff...

...there may be some salary retention. Should stress it's not yet a done deal but absent any last-minute issues, it "should" get done.

added 5:01pm, Deal official. LAK release is below...

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Rob Scuderi from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. To make room on the 23-man roster, defenseman Kevin Gravel has been assigned to Ontario.

Scuderi, 37, has played in 17 games with the Blackhawks this year, going scoreless.

The 6-1, 212-pound native of Syosset, New York has played for the Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Kings during his 12-year NHL career, including winning two Stanley Cups (2012 – Los Angeles, 2009 – Pittsburgh). In 762 career regular-season games he has 104 points (8-96=104), a plus-16 rating and 196 penalty minutes. Drafted in the fifth-round (134th overall) by Pittsburgh during the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, the two-time Stanley Cup champion has appeared in 117 playoff games overall. He has posted 14 points (1-13=14), a plus-18 rating and 26 penalty minutes during that time. Scuderi will wear #7 with the Kings.

Ehrhoff, 23, appeared in 40 games this season with the Kings, posting 10 points (2-8=10) and 32 penalty minutes. He was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent, Sept. 4, 2015.

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TreKronor's avatar

LA has to be…joking, right?  Why would they do this?  Why?  WHY!?!? 

Posted by TreKronor on 02/26/16 at 03:54 PM ET

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Scuderi knows the Kings system, Sutter knows Scuds, Kings don’t need him to be mobile, won’t expect him to log big minutes, and he’s a reliable stay-at-home defensemen. Plus they are getting something in return for Ehrhoff AND Chicago is (supposedly) taking the brunt of most of Scud’s salary. How could this not be good for LA?

Posted by scooter on 02/26/16 at 04:21 PM ET

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He knew the Pen’s system too, and he was good for 4 assists in 25 games and a +4.  Not exactly noteworthy.  It seems like any player who can wear skates can play with Chicago and put up points, but even there he had 0 points and was a -6.

It’ll be interesting to see how much of Scud’s salary Chicago retains.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/26/16 at 04:28 PM ET

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Both suck bad and can hardly play anymore.  But Scuderi has another year left of that sooo

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/26/16 at 04:32 PM ET

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He knew the Pen’s system too, and he was good for 4 assists in 25 games

That’s a 13 point pace, and his career high is 16 (BTW, 13 would’ve been his third highest total), so is that really bad, considering that he’s 37?

I’m not sure he’s any more disappointing than Ehrhoff has been in LA.

Posted by Garth on 02/26/16 at 04:42 PM ET

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ah yes! that puts us over the top

i guess it can’t hurt having him as a 6 (or 7) if he hasn’t lost too much in the past few years but def not the smooth skating, puck moving monster that i was hoping to see under the trade deadline tree

hopefully chicago (and / or pitt, since they were currently retaining some) hangs on to a chunk of his salary

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 02/26/16 at 05:13 PM ET

Primis's avatar

When has Scuderi’s value ever been measured by point production anyways?

Posted by Primis on 02/26/16 at 06:06 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

I really hope Scuderi isn’t as bad as I’ve heard Penguins fans complaining about.  At least he knows the system and players.  And I hope they don’t let him get too much ice time.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 02/26/16 at 06:40 PM ET

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