The Blackhawks made another move on Friday, acquiring defenseman Christian Ehrhoff from Los Angeles for Rob Scuderi.
With the move, the Blackhawks shed a little more salary. Scuderi has one season remaining on his current contract and the Blackhawkstook on $2.25 million of his cap hit (the Pittsburgh Penguins retained the other $1.125 million per season). According to Elliotte Friedman, the Blackhawks retained 50 percent of Scuderi’s salary while the Kings retained 15 percent of Ehrhoff’s salary. Ehrhoff was on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million this season.
The Blackhawks acquired Scuderi from Pittsburgh – in exchange for Trevor Daley – in December. When he first arrived, Scuderi was rotating with Michal Rozsival in the Blackhawks’ lineup. But over the several weeks, Rozsival had played more often. Scuderi was put on/cleared waivers last week and was reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs.
Ehrhoff has two goals and eight assists in 40 games with the Kings but also went through waivers earlier this month. Ehrhoff cleared and was sent to the Ontario Reign, on Feb. 11.