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Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal

PA: Minnesota Wild v Pittsburgh Penguins

PA: Minnesota Wild v Pittsburgh Penguins

Matt Kincaid

Christian Ehrhoff is headed to Los Angeles.

GM Dean Lombardi confirmed to Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register that the Kings have inked the unrestricted free agent blue liner to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.

Last month Ehrhoff’s agent, Rick Curran, told PHT that his client “doesn’t mind having the flexibility of a single year commitment. He’s confident in his ability to provide a valued role to the right team. If there’s a mutual fit, an extension will likely follow.”

With Christian Ehrhoff signed 1 yr @ $1.5M, #lakings have estimated $4.8M cap space, pending resolution of Richards and Voynov situations.

— General Fanager (@generalfanager) August 23, 2015

As a result of multiple concussions, the 33-year-old appeared in just 49 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season scoring three goals and 11 assists while averaging 21:46 in time on ice.

Ehrhoff joined the Penguins on a one-year, $4 million deal after being bought out by the Buffalo Sabres following the 2013-14 season.

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