L.A. Kings trade Ehrhoff to Blackhawks for Scuderi

The Hockey Central at Noon crew really liked the Chicago Blackhawks bringing Andrew Ladd back to the team for the playoff run and how the salary cap contributed to him leaving in the first place.

The winners of the last four Stanley Cups are doing business with each other at the most critical time of year.

The contending Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to swap aging defencemen who failed to fit in with their new clubs.

Chicago has sent Rob Scuderi to L.A. in exchange for Christian Ehrhoff. Both veteran blueliners had been skating in the American Hockey League.

Ehrhoff, 33, registered 10 point and a minus-10 rating in 40 games with L.A. since singing as a free agent with the Kings over the summer. Since clearing waivers, the German has contributed three assists in five games with the AHL Ontario Reign. His $1.5-million contract expires July 1.

Scuderi, 37, was already traded once this season, from Pittsburgh. He failed to register a point and was a minus-6 player in 17 games with the Blackhawks. Since being waived, he's played three games for AHL Rockford.

Scuderi is under contract through 2016-17 at a $2.5-million hit, and the Blackhawks have been eager to clear cap space for next season.

Acquire:
  • Christian Ehrhoff
Acquire:
  • Rob Scuderi