Blackhawks send Rob Scuderi to the Kings for Christian Ehrhoff

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CHICAGO  – A day after Stan Bowman created a lot of buzz by reacquiring Andrew Ladd, the Blackhawks general manager pulled off a smaller trade on Friday.

The Blackhawks announced they’ve acquired defenseman Christian Ehrhoff from the Kings in exchange for Rob Scuderi.

While not as major as the deal the team made with Winnipeg on Thursday, this will help the Blackhawks when it comes to salary cap issues as the set up their roster for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

A 13-year NHL veteran, Ehrhoff has two goals and eight assists in 40 games with the Kings. He also played five games this season with the Los Angeles’ AFL affiliate Ontario Regin. Ehrhoff was actually a teammate of Scuderi during the 2014-2015 season in Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile Scuderi’s time with the Blackhawks was a short one. Acquired in the trade that sent Trevor Daley to the Penguins on December 14th. He played in 17 games for the Blackhawks and didn’t register a point. Scuderi, who was placed on waivers earlier in the month, also played three games for the Rockford Icehogs of the AHL.