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Young Kings bolster lineup with Smyth

Updated: July 4, 2009, 12:51 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Los Angeles Kings have acquired veteran winger Ryan Smyth from the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avalanche acquired defensemen Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a fifth-round pick in 2010 in exchange for the gritty power forward. Smyth had to waive his no-trade clause to accept the trade.

"We are pleased to be adding two quality NHL defensemen," Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman said in a statement. "Kyle and Tom are both versatile players who can contribute at both ends. They will ...

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