The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens from the LA Kings in exchange for a third round pick in 2014.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish wasting little time to shake things up between the pipes, acquiring Scrivens after shipping Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators. Looks like they’ve not only got a skilled backup for Ilya Bryzgalov but also perhaps his replacement if Bryzgalov isn’t re-signed after this season.
Scrivens played well in November filling in for the sidelined Jonathan Quick but wound up supplanted by rookie call-up Martin Jones in December. Expect the Kings to recall Jones from the minors.
This could be Scrivens best opportunity to prove himself as a starting goalie. He’s also an unrestricted free agent this summer but if he plays well for the Oilers over the rest of this season he should be an affordable re-signing.