Breaking: Rangers trade Brendan Lemieux to LA for a draft pick

By Anthony Scultore
Mar 19, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) exchanges words with New York Rangers left wing Brendan Lemieux (48) in the second period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Elliotte Friedman is reporting that the New York Rangers have traded winger Brendan Lemieux to the Los Angeles Kings for a draft pick.

Brendan Lemieux traded to LA

The Rangers may be making room for not only Vitali Kravtsov but also players like Morgan Barron. Lemieux was signed this summer to a two year deal and was possibly going to have to be exposed to the Seattle Kraken in expansion.

Lemieux has 7 points in 30 games on the season. The 25 year-old left wing has 59 penalty minutes and play a rugged but sometimes undisciplined game.

Update: Lemieux for L.A.’s fourth round pick.

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Rangers need Lemieux’s sandpaper (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)