With about 30 minutes to go before the 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, the Blue Jackets shored up their injury-depleted defense by acquiring veteran Nick Schultz from the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round pick.
Both Frattin and Schultz are expected to meet the Blue Jackets tonight in Chicago. They play the Blackhawks in United Center on Thursday. In return for Gaborik, the Jackets will get a second-round draft pick from the Kings, originally owned by the Toronto Maple Leafs. They will also get a third-round pick, originally owned by the Edmonton Oilers, if the Kings win a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series or if the Kings resign Gaborik this summer.