Mar. 2, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr (24) talks with teammates during a game against the New Jersey Devils at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres Trade Robyn Regehr to Kings

 

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.

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