The Los Angeles Kings have claimed forward Nikita Scherbak off of waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.
The 26th-overall selection in the 2014 draft, Scherbak has not featured in an NHL game this season. The Moscow native has suited up in five contests for the AHL’s Laval Rocket, scoring one goal.
Scherbak has five goals, seven points and eight penalty minutes in 29 career NHL games for the Canadiens – 26 of which came last season.
The Kings find themselves with the NHL’s worst record at 9-16-1 and had first priority on the waiver wire.