Monday, September 15, 2008

Kings Sign Richardson

The Los Angeles Kings announced on Monday that they signed Jarret Stoll, which was announced earlier in the month, and Brad Richardson to new deals.  Richardson signed a 2-year deal with the Kings, which the financial details were not announced.  Richardson will likely be in the salary neighbourhood of $1 to $1.5 milllion per season for both years.

Richardson, 23, played in a career-low 22 games last season, spending time between the minors and also suffering a shoulder injury that caused him to miss five games.  In the 22 games played, he only managed to register 2 goals and 3 assists, but could provide a good third-line presence for the Kings.  His career-high in points in three seasons is 22 points in 73 games, so he might not be an immediate choice for your pool team.

The Kings also move another step closer to the salary cap floor, with still some spots to fill, so there is very little worry that they'll be underneath the floor at the start of the season.  Camp starts in Los Angeles on Friday, there we'll have a good idea of who stays up to count against the cap and who doesn't.

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