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The Los Angeles Kings traded Tanner Pearson to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Carl Hagelin, the team announced Wednesday.

In discussing the move, Kings general manager Rob Blake alluded to the team’s 5-11-1 record, which has Los Angeles sitting last in the Western Conference.

Our team is obviously not in a position that we are comfortable with in terms of how we are playing,” Blake said. “This is a change to our lineup that gives us an additional amount of speed. With Carl Hagelin, his number one asset is speed and getting to holes, and we think he will play a big role on the penalty kill for us going forward.”


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