Kings trade Jaroslav Modry to Flyers

The Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday afternoon traded defenceman Jaroslav Modry to the Philadelphia Flyers for a third-round pick in this year's draft.

There has been plenty of talk and now finally some action at the meeting of NHL general managers in Naples, Fla.

OK, minor action.

The Los Angeles Kings, last in the NHL and looking to shed some salaries, traded defenceman Jaroslav Modry to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third-round pick in this year's draft on Tuesday afternoon.

Modry, who turns 37 on Feb. 27, is earning $1.2 million this season and will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

The Flyers, riddled by injury and depth problems, had been looking for help on the blue-line. Modry has six points in 61 games with the Kings this season.

Asked if he had any other deals cooking, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told's Scott Morrison: "I hope so, but it's hard to say how close we are. We've got a million balls in the air right now."

The trade comes days after Kings captain Rob Blake squashed rumours that he will be dealt before the NHL's trade deadline.

Blake, 38, has been the subject of speculation with the NHL's trade deadline of Feb. 26 approaching, but the veteran blue-liner told the Los Angeles Times that he has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause, nor does want to do so.