Los Angeles Kings
wasted little time replacing Alexander Frolov
, as they agreed to terms on a one-year contract with left wing Alexei Ponikarovsky
on Tuesday afternoon.
TSN is reporting the deal will pay Ponikarovsky $3 million.
Ponikarovsky, 30, is a four-time 20-goal scorer. The 6-foot-4, 229-pounder finished last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins
after being dealt by the Toronto Maple Leafs
in exchange for Luca Caputi
and Martin Skoula
. Overall, he had 21 goals and 29 assists in 77 games.
A fourth-round pick by Toronto (No. 87) in 1998, Ponikarovsky had a goal and 4 assists in 11 playoff games for the Pens.
The Kings needed a replacement for Frolov, who signed with the New York Rangers
earlier in the day.