Newly-acquired LA Kings players Vincent Lecavalier (left) and Luke Schenn (right).
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LOS ANGELES — In a season that has seen relatively few trades so far, the Los Angeles Kings
and Philadelphia Flyers
gave us the first legitimate blockbuster deal since the 2015-16 season began last October, when the Flyers sent center Vincent Lecavalier
and defenseman Luke Schenn
to the Kings on January 6, in exchange for center prospect Jordan Weal
and a third round pick in the 2016 National Hockey League
To make the deal work, the Flyers retained 50 percent of both Lecavalier’s and Schenn’s salaries ($2.25 million and $1.8 million, respectively).
Also making the deal work is that the 35-year-old Lecavalier will retire at the end of the season.
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