The Kings have finally completed a trade with the Edmonton Oilers. They will sent Ryan Smyth to Edmonton in exchange for forward Colin Fraser and a seventh-round pick in 2012.
Fraser is a essentially a depth forward, a 26-year-old center who totaled three goals and two assists in 67 games last season and has 41 points in 224 career NHL games. He is under contract for one more season, at $825,000. Last summer, Fraser was traded from Chicago to Edmonton for a sixth-round draft pick.
More importantly for the Kings, of course, it allows them the flexibility to pursue a player to replace Smyth. More importantly for all of us, this is over.