Trotman was waived by the Kings on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. The Kings have quality weapons on the blue line, so waiving the former Bruin shouldn't hurt too much. Trotman brings size to the lineup at 6-foot-3 and 219 pounds, but he's not much of a scoring threat with only 12 points in 67 games at the NHL level. If he goes unclaimed, the Kings could work him into the AHL system with the Ontario Reign.
Trotman signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Kings on Friday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Trotman drew into 38 games with the Bruins last season, notching seven points (two goals, five assists) with a plus-3 rating over that span. The 25-year-old blueliner will likely compete for a bottom-pairing role with the Kings in 2016-17, and won't be worth owning in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
The Bruins plan to allow Trotman to pursue a deal elsewhere in free agency, the Boston Herald reports. The 6-foot-3, 217-pounder, who the Bruins drafted 210th overall in 2010, will thus look to find a depth blue line job elsewhere after notching two goals and seven points in 38 games for the Bruins last season. While the 25-year-old isn't much of a fantasy factor, Trotman combines size and physicality with decent ability in the transition game, a combo that should land him a shot at earning a spot on an NHL roster in 2016-17.
Trotman was a healthy scratch for Monday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning. With the B's now 0-3, Trotman could be cycled back into the team's blue line mix sooner rather than later, but until that happens, the 25-year-old is off the fantasy radar.
Zach Trotman appears to be on track to crack the Bruins' lineup on a regular basis this coming season, the Boston Herald reports.
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