Oilers get Visnovsky for Stoll, Greene
The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky from the LosAngeles Kings last night in exchange for forward Jarret Stoll andblue-liner Matt Greene.
The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Los Angeles Kings last night in exchange for forward Jarret Stoll and blue-liner Matt Greene.
“Visnovsky will add great depth to our power play,” Oilers general manager Kevin Lowe told Sportsnet.ca.
TSN.ca notes that with the development of Andrew Cogliano, Sam Gagner and Robert Nilsson, Edmonton had too many forwards, thus making Stoll expendible.
Additionally, Stoll is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent next year while Green will be an unrestricted free agent in two years.
Visnovsky, 31, posted 70 goals and 209 assists in 499 games with the Kings since being drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round, 118th overall, in 2000. He became the first Kings defenceman to lead the team in scoring in 2005-06, tallying a career-high 17 goals and 50 assists.
Stoll, 25, tallied 59 goals and 106 assists in 186 games since being selected by the Oilers with Edmonton’s second-round pick, 36th overall, in 2002.
Greene, 24, has one goal and 12 assists in 151 games since being selected by Edmonton in the second round, 44th overall, in 2002.