What does Thompson bring to the Canadiens?
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired forward Nate Thompson and a 2019 fifth-round pick from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2019 fourth-round selection.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun notes Thompson has a limited no-trade clause and has agreed to waive it for a move to Montreal.
Thompson, 34, has four goals and six points in 53 games with the Kings this season. He carries a $1.65 million cap hit this season and is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency in July.
TSN's John Lu notes the Canadiens, who recalled Dale Weise earlier on Monday in the spot cleared by Kenny Agostino being claimed off waivers, will have to remove a player from their 23-man roster by 5pm et. on Monday.
He was traded to the Kings last February from the Ottawa Senators along with Dion Phaneuf for Nick Shore and Marian Gaborik.
A veteran of 672 NHL contests, Thompson has 57 goals and 134 points in his career with the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Senators and Kings.
The fifth-round pick going to the Canadiens is that of the Arizona Coyotes, while the fourth-rounder going to the Kings is that of the Calgary Flames.