BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres in a trade for two second-round draft picks.
Click here to listen to GM Darcy Regier's comments on the trade.
The defending Stanley Cup champions announced the deal on their Twitter account Monday, saying the trade is contingent on Regehr passing a medical exam.
In exchange, the Sabres acquired the Kings second-round picks in 2014 and 2015.
The 13-year NHL veteran will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and waived his no-trade clause to approve the deal.
He has two assists in 29 games this season, but Los Angeles covets Regehr's physical defensive play while defensemen Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell remain out with long-term injuries.
There were indications Monday the Sabres could be looking to make more deals. Multiple reports indicated that the Sabres have asked captain Jason Pominville to submit a list of eight teams he does not want to be traded do. Pominville has a no movement clause, and one year left on his contract, and the request by management is an indication the Sabres are considering trade options for him.
The NHL trade deadline is 3:00pm on Wednesday.