Kings sign Ponikarovsky to deal

Updated: July 27, 2010, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings signed left wing Alexei Ponikarovsky to a one-year contract Tuesday after losing Alexander Frolov to the New York Rangers and falling short in their pursuit of Ilya Kovalchuk.

The Kings gave a $3 million deal to Ponikarovsky, who scored 21 goals last season with Toronto and Pittsburgh, which acquired him in a trade last March 2. The longtime Maple Leafs forward from Ukraine has scored at least 20 goals in four of the past five seasons.

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