Habs make a couple of deadline deals
The Montreal Canadiens were busy on trade deadline day Wednesday, making a couple of deals.
The Habs forward Dwight King from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft.
King provides the Canadiens a dependable checking-line forward who helped the Kings win Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014. His addition comes after Montreal added grit by acquiring Steve Ott from Detroit a few hours earlier.
King was selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. He has eight goals and seven assists in 63 games this season.
Overall, King has 52 goals and 56 assists for 108 points in 348 career games and 10 goals and 15 assists in 69 playoff contests.
Meanwhile, the Habs dealt one of their forward prospects, Sven Andrighetto, to Colorado for forward Andreas Martinsen.
Andrighetto had two goals and six assists in 27 games for the Canadiens this season. The 23-year-old Swiss player was a sixth-round pick by Montreal in 2013.
By joining Colorado, Andrighetto goes from a team that was in playoff contention to one that's residing in last place.
Martinsen had three goals in 55 games for Colorado this season.
-With files from the Canadian Press