Kings rumored to trade Frolov to Canadiens for D’Agostini and Weber

According to Patrick Caisse of , the Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens will announce the transaction before tomorrow’s Olympic trade freeze deadline.

Details regarding the salary cap need to be finalized so the trade can go through. The Kings are also trying to another veteran forward before making the trade with Montreal official.






Frolov is on the trading block

Alexander Frolov, 27, will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end. He has recorded 13 goals and 24 assists for 37 points in 58 games with the Kings. His name has circulated in trade rumors all season long.
Frolov is earning $4M in 2009-10, but is a $2.9M cap hit.


Matt D’Agostini, 23, has slumped badly for the Canadiens, notching only two goals and two assists for four points in 38 games. Yannick Weber, 21, has mostly played in the AHL this year, playing only five games with Montreal recording no point.

The move would make sense for Montreal as they are ravaged by injuries up front with key players such as Michael Cammalleri, Andrei Kostitsyn and Benoit Pouliot all out until March. Frolov also had a lot of success playing with Cammalleri in LA a few years ago.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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About the Author: Working as a freelance sports writer and translator, Fred, 33, graduated from Laval University in Quebec City, earning a bachelor of translation in 2002. An avid fan of the Northeast division teams, he's also a long time fan of the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadiens. Fred also speaks fluently French and Spanish.

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  1. [...] Not much more needs to be said on the topic, at least not for now, but TCL contributor Fred Poulin has a good piece on it up at Hockey Independent. [...]

  2. Mike says:

    Let’s hope Gauthier is more sharp than Gainey… and let’s hope Frolov is not another enigmatic Russian à la Malakhov, Kovalev or the great sergei Berezin.