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Blue Jackets trade Gaborik to Kings for Frattin, picks

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TSN.ca Staff
3/5/2014 4:08:55 PM
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Marian Gaborik is on the move once again.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded Gaborik to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Matt Frattin, a second-round draft pick and a conditional third-round pick.

Gaborik, 31, has appeared in 22 games with the Blue Jackets this season, scoring six goals and eight assists.

He is currently in the final year of a five-year, $37.5 million contract he signed with the New York Rangers prior to the 2009-10 season and is slated to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1.

Gaborik was selected third overall at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild.

He has appeared in 791 career NHL games with the Wild, Rangers and Blue Jackets, scoring 342 goals and 346 assists.

The Blue Jackets acquired him from the Rangers prior to the 2013 NHL trade deadline along with Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle in exchange for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a sixth-round draft pick.

Gaborik has represented Slovakia on a number of occasions including the 2006 and 2010 Olympics. He was selected to his nation's team for the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia but was unable to play due to injury.

Frattin, 26, was acquired by the Kings from the Toronto Maple Leafs over the off-season as part of the return for goaltender Jonathan Bernier. In 40 games with the Kings this season he has scored two goals and four assists.

In 122 career games with the Maple Leafs and Kings, Frattin has scored 17 goals and 17 assists. He was originally selected in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Maple Leafs.

Matt Calvert Marian Gaborik (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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