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by Paul on 02/23/12 at 10:36 PM ET
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Jeff Carter has been traded to LAK for Jack Johnson and 1st round pick. Pending a medical tomorrow.
via Aaron Portzline tweet,
Deal will be made official when #CBJ GM Scott Howson in roughly 45 minutes.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first round draft selection in either the 2012 or 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Today’s trade is contingent on both players passing physicals
“Jeff is a proven goal scorer in our league. He brings goal-scoring abilities, speed and at his age he is entering the prime of his career. We also like his versatility as he can play both center and wing,” said Lombardi. “We also want to wish Jack Johnson the best going forward.”
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Jack Johnson and a first round pick in either the 2012 or 2013 Entry Draft from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for center Jeff Carter, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced this evening. The deal is subject to the completion of player physicals.
“Jack is a talented young defenseman who will strengthen our defense corps and we are very excited to add him to our organization,” said Howson. “We are committed to re-shaping our club and moving forward. Adding a player like Jack and a first round pick are important parts of that process.”
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