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Kings finalizing trade to send Jeff Carter to Pittsburgh Penguins

Jeff Carter, who gave the Kings vital depth at center and was a catalyst in their Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014, will now figure into the club’s rebuilding process as he departs in a trade that will bring the Kings draft picks to help them continue their quest to return to postseason prominence.

As of Sunday night, several people with knowledge of the situation said Kings general manager Rob Blake was finalizing a trade that would send Carter to the Pittsburgh Penguins for conditional draft picks. In such cases, the conditions usually depend on how well the traded player does with his new team or how many regular-season or playoff games he plays.