This is essentially a lateral swap of defenders who had been waived by their former clubs in 2015-16. Ehrhoff, who reportedly will cost the Blackhawks $1.25 million (after the Kings pay 15 percent of his salary), joins his fourth different club since 2013-14, having been a part of the Sabres, Penguins and Kings over that span. His tour with the Blackhawks might even be short lived as he'll become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Ehrhoff finds himself in an unfamiliar situation after being a highly sought-after acquisition just two seasons ago. However, an injury-plagued year in Pittsburgh as well as his poor form with the
Christian Ehrhoff was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
In a bit of a surprising move, the Kings have decided to take their chances with the other blueliners on the roster, and will likely lose Ehrhoff on waivers to another club. The veteran blueliner has 11 points through 40 contests this season, but posted a minus-10 rating and hasn't seen as much action of late. Still, many teams are in need of another defenseman, so expect another update when he's claimed, assuming that's the case.
Christian Ehrhoff notched assists on the Los Angeles Kings ' last two goals -- one of them on a power play -- in Tuesday's 9-2 beatdown of the Bruins.
Things were well in hand already, but Ehrhoff knows these stats are going to end up on the back of his hockey card, and he's now finally cleared double-digit points for the season. This was actually his first multi-point game in 2015-16, as Ehrhoff generally plays very slim minutes -- just 12:33 in this one, not at all out of line with his recent usage -- and has often served as a healthy scratch recently. In fact, he'd sat out five of the Kings' last eight games.
Christian Ehrhoff scored his first goal in 37 games Saturday against Pittsburgh.
The former Penguins skater has served as an occasional healthy scratch for the Los Angeles Kings , but games like Saturday figure to boost his confidence (and increase his opportunities). Ehrhoff now has seven points (1G, 6A) in 21 games. After scoring his first five points on the power play, the blueliner's last two points have come at even strength.