Marian Gaborik RW LA 1 Month

Newly acquired Marian Gaborik will be on the Kings' No. 1 power-play unit alongside Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter.

Kopitar on Gaborik: "He's got a great shot, and he's got a quick release, and that certainly comes in handy when you're on the power play and you need a quick shot off. He's the guy to go to, obviously. . .He's been moving the puck well. Obviously he's very fast, and we're going to have to create a little bit more chemistry, obviously, but that takes a little bit of time. But I have all the confidence in our line that that's going to happen pretty soon."

Marian Gaborik RW LA 1 Month

Marian Gaborik had no points and a minus-one rating in his debut with Los Angeles on Thursday.

Gaborik was playing alongside Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams and was upbeat about his showing. "We created some things," said Gaborik. "We got some great help by our (defense) offensively as well, so I think it's going to get better and better." The Kings still won 3-1 over Winnipeg.

Marian Gaborik RW LA 1 Month

Marian Gaborik is slated to play with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams in his first game with Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Dustin Brown will join Mike Richards and Jeff Carter on the second unit. The Kings appear to have some solid scoring potential on their top two lines now. Gaborik has six goals and 14 points in 22 games this season. Playing with Kopitar should give him a boost.

Marian Gaborik RW LA 1 Month

The Columbus Blue Jackets are retaining half of Marian Gaborik's remaining cap hit.

The Kings needed the Blue Jackets to do that so that they could get in Gaborik under the cap. They're hoping that Gaborik can bolster their offense, but Kings GM Dean Lombardi also expects him to adjust his game somewhat to accommodate the Kings' system.

Marian Gaborik RW LA 1 Month

The Columbus Blue Jackets might end up getting two picks from the Los Angeles Kings as a result of the Marian Gaborik deal.

At the least, Los Angeles will send a Toronto Maple Leafs second-round pick to Columbus, which the Kings got as part of Jonathan Bernier. If the Kings re-sign Gaborik or if they win a playoff round, then they'll also give the Blue Jackets a third-round pick.

Marian Gaborik RW LA 1 Month

The Los Angeles Kings have reportedly acquired Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Kings have some very talented forwards as it is, but their offense has still been lacking this season. They have averaged 2.32 goals per game, which is good for 27th place in the NHL. Meanwhile, Gaborik hasn't been particularly good either, though that's mostly due to his injury issues. This trade might spark both sides and while he's not a safe bet, it certainly wouldn't be shocking if Gaborik ends up with around a point-per-game for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.

Marian Gaborik RW LA 2 Months

Marian Gaborik figures his production will increase now that he has returned to the Columbus Blue Jackets' lineup.

Gaborik scored his sixth goal of the season when he resurfaced with the Jackets for a 5-2 loss to New Jersey Thursday night. The veteran right winger had been out since suffering a broken collarbone on Dec. 21. In his return, he scored once, had two shots on goal and a minud-1 rating. He played 16 minutes and 40 seconds. "By the second period, I started to feel more comfortable, like I was in the game," Gaborik said. "It's only going to get better." Gaborik will open tonight's game against Florida on a line with Artem Anisimov and Nick Foligno.

Marian Gaborik RW LA 2 Months

Marian Gaborik scored a goal for the Blue Jackets in a 5-2 loss to New Jersey Thursday night.

The game was Gaborik's first since suffering a broken collarbone on December 21st and just his 19th contest of the season. Artem Anisimov also scored a goal in the losing effort for Columbus.

Marian Gaborik RW LA 2 Months

Marian Gaborik (broken collarbone) will play on the Blue Jackets' fourth line on Thursday.

Clearly they want to ease Gaborik into the lineup, which makes sense given that he's just played in 18 games this season. Gaborik will still play on the Blue Jackets' top power-play unit.

Marian Gaborik RW LA 2 Months

Marian Gaborik (broken collarbone) said that he'd play on Thursday "unless something changes."

Gaborik still needs to get medical clearance to return, although it sounds like that will happen. It remains to be seen what the Blue Jackets' lineup will look like once Gaborik returns. He practiced on the fourth line on Wednesday, which doesn't really provide us with much long-term insight, but might indicate that he'll be eased into the lineup.