The Kings have sent Weal and a third-round pick to the Flyers in exchange for Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports. This is a good trade for the Flyers, as they reportedly save more than $4 million in cap space by retaining half of Lecavalier and Schenn's contracts. Weal was a third-round (70th overall) draft choice by the Kings in 2010. He was without a point in 10 games for LA this campaign, but the rookie is known for his rigid work ethic and could make a name for himself in the coming years.
Weal is expected to make his NHL debut Friday against the Coyotes, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports. It appears as though head coach Darryl Sutter will slot Weal into the Kings' lineup in an attempt to shake things up after Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Sharks. Weal is only 5-foot-10, but has a ton of offensive talent. He tallied 69 points (20 goals, 49 assists) in 73 games with AHL Manchester last season. He's unlikely to carry that type of production into the NHL, but could still be a difference maker for the Kings on offense.
Jordan Weal signed a one-year contract with the Kings on Thursday.
The Kings recalled Jordan Weal from AHL Manchester on Friday, Chris Ryan of WKXL Radio reports.
The Kings sent Jordan Weal to AHL Manchester on Sunday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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