on Wednesday traded backup goaltender
for a third-round pick in this year’s entry draft, loosening up their goaltending logjam.
Martin Jones was recalled from the Kings’ Manchester (N.H.) affiliate and was scheduled to meet the team in St. Louis to serve as
Scrivens, acquired by the Kings from Toronto last summer, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, and the Kings' goaltending depth means he wasn't part of their long-term plans. Scrivens is from Spruce Grove, which is near Edmonton.
Scrivens filled in quite well this season after Quick strained a groin muscle Nov. 12. He was 7-5-4 in 19 games with a 1.97 goals-against average and .931 save percentage. He became the fourth goalie in Kings history to record a shutout in his first start for the club when he stopped 20 shots at Florida on Oct. 13. He also was the first Kings goalie to record successive road shutouts on the same trip when he blanked the
The Oilers on Wednesday traded goalie
The emergence of Jones pushed Scrivens down on the depth chart, and Quick's return made Scrivens expendable.
Jones, a rookie, has appeared in 11 games with the Kings this season. He’s 8-3-0 with a 1.41 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and three shutouts. He won his first eight