Kings and Oilers swap veterans; Canucks @ Kings

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The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Jussi Jokinen from the Edmonton Oilers for Mike Cammalleri.

The signing of Michael Cammalleri was a minor, if not underwhelming, move in the summer by the Kings, but it represented a homecoming for the veteran forward because he had spent the first five seasons of his career here.

Jokinen had one assist in 14 games for Edmonton. He won't be worth owning in any fantasy format.

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The deal doesn't have any financial significance as Cammalleri's one-year deal pays him $1.1 million this season while Jokinen's pays him $1 million. Playing on a line with Nick Shore and Trevor Lewis for the majority of the season, Cammalleri scored three goals and seven points in 15 games.

In 855 career National Hockey League games with Los Angeles, Calgary, Montreal and New Jersey, Cammalleri has put up 290 goals and 620 points. Set to join the Kings who are looking like legitimate Stanley Cup contenders in the early-goings of the season, Jokinen could find himself in the postseason for the first time since 2015-16 after missing the postseason with the Panthers past year. The 34-year-old is signed to the end of the year with a $1.1 million cap hit and has a limited no-trade clause where he can pick three teams he can refuse to go to.

Jokinen has 186 goals in 905 games and scored a career-high 30 goals for Carolina in 2009-10.

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