For those waiting for big trade news… well, keep waiting. For now, there’s this:
The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a fifth-round draft choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman T.J. Fast, it was announced today by Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi.
Fast, 20, was selected by the Kings in the second-round (60th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played in 71 games this past season with Tri-City of the Western Hockey League where he recorded 54 points (17-37=54) and 92 penalty minutes.