According to a report from Darren Dreger of TSN, the Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman Robyn Regehr to the Los Angeles Kings, in exchange for 2 second round draft picks. Regehr had to waive his no-trade clause, just as he did when the Sabres made a trade to the Calgary Flames to obtain him.
Regehr was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season, so the deal works in favor for both clubs, as it was unlikely that 32-year old veteran would re-sign with Buffalo. This bolsters the blueline for the Kings, as they get set to make another run at a Stanley Cup. With Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene sidelined by injuries, the need for another defenseman was a necessity for the Kings.
Regehr will provide the Kings with a steady, reliable, stay-at-home presence. He is also a specialist on the penalty kill and blocking shots, and brings a rugged game complemented with grit and hitting. This also reunites Regehr with his former coach and GM in Calgary, Darryl Sutter.