Kings trade Smyth to Oilers

The Los Angeles Kings have traded Ryan Smyth to the Edmonton

Oilers for forward Colin Fraser and a seventh-round pick in the

2012 draft.

The 35-year-old Smyth had 23 goals and 24 assists in 82 games

last season with Los Angeles. He started his NHL career with the

Oilers in 1994 and spent more than a decade with the team before

being dealt to the New York Islanders in a surprise deadline deal

in February 2007.

His return to Edmonton had been rumored for days, but the deal

hit several snags before the two sides came to an agreement.

Fraser had three goals and two assists in 67 games with the

Oilers last season.