Rangers trade Brendan Lemieux to LA Kings for draft pick

A surprising trade, as the Rangers have sent Brendan Lemieux to the LA Kings in exchange for a 4th round draft pick.

Lemieux had a great start to the season, but has been relatively poor of late, with bad penalties and mediocre play. He was expendable with the emergence of Colin Blackwell.

This frees up cap space and a spot for Vitali Kravtsov to enter the lineup as soon as Tuesday.