The Calgary Flames have made their first trade of deadline day by acquiring Los Angeles Kings defenseman Derek Forbort. Forbort has dressed in just 13 games this season due to a back injury but played betwen 78-82 games each of the previous three seasons.
Forbort fits will as a guy who can fill in the Top 4 now while Mark Giordano and Travis Hamonic recover from injury then slide down to the bottom pair and significantly strength the bottom pairing. Forbort is a primarily defensive defenseman but has had between 14-18 points the last three years.
It sounds like a 4th round pick will be going back for Forbort with conditions. We will update you when we know more.