The Lightning have acquired Andy Andreoff from the Kings for Peter Budaj.
Andreoff, 27, was drafted in the third-round (No.80 overall) in 2011 and has picked up just 24 points (13G / 11A) in 159 career NHL games. Andreoff, who had nine points in 45 games last season, will have to fight among one of the deepest forward groups for playing time in Tampa Bay in 2019. Andreoff may take the spot of Chris Kunitz, who will be a free agent in July, on the Lightning’s fourth line.
Andreoff (undisclosed) will not travel on the Kings four-game road trip.
Andreoff was hurt in Sunday’s win over the Ducks and will miss at least four games while he remains in Los Angeles. According to head coach John Stevens, Andreoff didn’t break anything but he just needs rest and recovery.
The Kings re-signed Andy Andreoff for two-years, $1.355M ($677.5K AAV) on Saturday.
Andreoff enjoyed moderate success in 2015-16, posting 10 points (8G / 2A) in 60 games with the Kings, but struggled to find regular playing time in 2016-17, failing to score a goal while posting two assists in 36 contests. Andreoff is a serviceable fourth-line centre as he won 59.4% of the 69 faceoffs he took a season ago.
Source: Jon Rosen 06/25/17, 7:19 am EST
The Kings have sent Andy Andreoff to Manchester (AHL) for a conditioning assignment.
Andreoff has not played since October 31st, so they will send him to Manchester to get some games in.
The Los Angeles Kings have signed forwards Robert Czarnik and Andy Andreoff to three-year entry level contracts, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
As an OHL player, Czarnik has no immediate fantasy hockey value.