The Ducks trade Patrick Maroon to the Oilers for Martin Gernat and a fourth-round draft pick

The Ducks on Monday parted ways with left wing Patrick Maroon, sending him to the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline. They received defenseman Martin Gernat and a fourth-round draft pick in exchange for the left wing. Gernat had three points, all assists, in 22 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League this season. He’s expected to be assigned to San Diego of the AHL.

Maroon had four goals and 13 points in 56 games with the Ducks.

Ducks send Tim Jackman and seventh-round draft pick to Blackhawks for Corey Tropp

The Ducks acquired right wing Corey Tropp from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for right wing Tim Jackman and a seventh-round selection in the 2017 draft. Tropp is expected to be assigned to the Ducks’ American Hockey League team in San Diego. Jackman was playing with the Gulls for most of the season.

LA Kings make minor-league deal to acquire Brett Sutter, the son of coach Darryl Sutter

The Kings acquired Brett Sutter from the Minnesota Wild on Monday in exchange for forward Scott Sabourin, a swap of minor-league forwards. Sutter is expected to be assigned to the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League.The 28-year-old Sutter is the son of Kings coach Darryl Sutter. He had four goals and 14 points in 57 games with the Wild’s AHL team, the Iowa Wild.

Sabourin, 23, played 125 games in the Kings’ minor-league system.

Ducks acquire left wing Jamie McGinn for draft pick in deadline deal with the Sabres

The Ducks acquired left wing Jamie McGinn for a conditional third-round draft pick in a deadline deal with the Buffalo Sabres. McGinn had 14 goals and 27 points in 63 games for the Sabres this season. He is listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. He has a $2.95-million salary-cap hit and is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.

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Ducks acquire forward Brandon Pirri from Panthers for sixth-round draft pick

The Ducks acquired forward Brandon Pirri from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round draft choice just before the NHL trade deadline Monday. Pirri scored 11 goals and 24 points in 52 games for the Panthers this season. The 24-year-old Toronto native is a left-handed shot who is eligible to become a restricted free agent at season’s end. His salary-cap hit is a modest $925,000.

Pirri scored 22 goals in 49 games last season. He is nursing an ankle injury that’s expected to sideline him for the next few games.

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LA Kings acquire Kris Versteeg from Hurricanes for a draft pick and a prospect

The Kings sent a pick and a prospect to the Carolina Hurricanes to get veteran winger Kris Versteeg on Sunday. Versteeg is a well-traveled one, having played for the Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs during a nine-year career. He was a member of the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup championship teams in 2010 and ’15.

“He’s been around,” Kings center Anze Kopitar said of the 29-year-old Versteeg. “He has two (Stanley Cup wins), so obviously he knows what it takes. From playing against him, I know he’s got good kill and he’s got some edge to him too, which certainly fits with this team (the Kings).”

The Kings sent prospect Valentin Zykov and a conditional fifth-round draft pick to Carolina to get Versteeg, who had 11 goals and 33 points in 63 games this season.


Game report: Ducks 4, Kings 2

Key play: Corey Perry scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to complete a hat trick and the Ducks went on to take a 4-2 victory Sunday from the Kings in a Freeway Series showdown at the Honda Center. The Ducks won their eighth consecutive, ending the Kings’ four-game streak.

Pivotal performer: Perry scored a goal in the first, second and third periods for his 24th, 25th and 26th goals of the season. It was the ninth career hat trick for the former 50-goal scorer and his first since Jan. 14, 2015 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Quote, unquote: “It’s a game where we took too many penalties,” Kings center Anze Kopitar said after they gave up three power-play goals, tying a season high. “We’ve definitely got to be sharper on the penalty-kill. Our game, overall, has to be better if we want to beat this team.”

Streaking captain: Center Ryan Getzlaf’s first-period assist on Corey Perry’s power-play goal gave him points in 11 consecutive games. The Ducks’ captain has five goals and 11 assists during his streak, the longest active one in the NHL.

Between the pipes: John Gibson started in goal for the Ducks after Frederik Andersen was in net for victories over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday and Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. Jonathan Quick returned to the Kings’ net after Jhonas Enroth blanked the Sabres on Saturday.

Injury update: The Kings placed forward Jordan Nolan on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. Nolan has five points, all assists, in 52 games. He has been sidelined for five games. He was skating with his teammates until late last week.

Roster move: The Kings reportedly moved winger Marian Gaborik to the long-term injured reserve list in order to free salary cap space to acquire Kris Versteeg from the Carolina Hurricanes. Gaborik was expected to be sidelined by a knee injury until the playoff begin in April.

Rob Scuderi talks about his return to the Kings and the confidence the coaching staff showed in him

Defenseman Rob Scuderi had an assist and played 19:07 Saturday during his return to the Kings after Friday’s trade from the Chicago Blackhawks. He played 26 shifts and was paired with Alec Martinez to start the game. Near the end, with the Kings hanging onto a 2-0 lead and Buffalo goalie Robin Lehner on the bench in favor of a sixth attacker, Scuderi was on the ice with Drew Doughty.

“It feels good,” Scuderi said. “I know exactly what’s expected of me. It suits my style. I thought I fit in pretty good. There are probably little things I’ve been doing on different teams the last 10 weeks that maybe they’ll iron out and show me in video. But for the most part I felt pretty good about the one game.”

Asked if he expected to play as much as he did, Scuderi said, “I didn’t really expect anything. That’s up to them. As a player, your job is to be prepared physically and mentally, and I was. But as far as how much they use me and how they use me, they’re the coaches, it’s their call.”

Playing at the end with Doughty was “a big confidence boost,” Scuderi said.

“I think the biggest thing that’s been hurting in my game for a couple of months isn’t so much the physicality of it as is the confidence of it, the mental side,” he said. “So, any time you can be used in those types of situations, it gives you a little boost, knowing the coaching staff trusts you to do those things. It goes a long way.”

Game report: LA Kings 2, Sabres 0

Key play: Tanner Pearson scored two goals, one in the second period and another in the third, to send the Kings to a 2-0 victory Saturday over the Buffalo Sabres at Staples Center. The Pacific Division-leading Kings won their fourth in a row without scoring more than two goals in a game.

Pivotal performer: Kings goalie Jhonas Enroth made 23 saves for his second shutout of the season. He started in goal for the first time since a 1-0 loss Feb. 14 against the New Jersey Devils. His last victory was Jan. 24 against the San Jose Sharks. Jonathan Quick is expected to start Sunday against the Ducks.

Welcome back: Defenseman Rob Scuderi was credited an assist in his Kings return after he was acquired Friday from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. Scuderi received a warm ovation while a video tribute played on the scoreboard during a first-period timeout.

Quote, unquote: “I’m not an overly emotional guy,” Scuderi said of the video tribute. “I don’t show a whole lot, but it was pretty special. I was looking for an opportunity to go back to the NHL. It’s a privilege to play in this league, but it made it a lot sweeter to come back to the Kings. It meant a lot. I appreciated it.”

Lineup shuffle: Kings defenseman Jamie McBain was scratched from the lineup in order to make way for Scuderi, who was paired with Alec Martinez to start the game. McBain was the odd man out of the lineup after defenseman Kevin Gravel was assigned to Ontario of the AHL on Friday.