The Kings' trade with the New York Rangers was not exactly big news.
Kings left wing Daniel Carcillo, who had been used sparingly the last few weeks, was sent to the Rangers for a seventh-round choice in this year's draft.
What is more important is that the move gives the slumping Kings more roster flexibility. It helps create a spot for one of the youngsters in the minors -- left wing Tanner Pearson or center Linden Vey -- and one of them could be recalled as early as Sunday from the Kings' American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester, N.H.
"Danny needs to play so it's a good fit for them," said Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi on Saturday afternoon.
Carcillo had two points in 26 games and had appeared only once in the last eight games. He was at Saturday's morning skate, getting in additional work with the extra players. The Kings acquired him from Chicago in July for a conditional draft pick.
Additionally, the trade means the Kings don't have to send rookie goalie Martin Jon...