ST. PAUL, Minn. – Veteran forward Ryan Smyth is returning to Edmonton.
His agent, Don Meehan, confirmed Friday night that Smyth has formally waived his no-trade clause to rejoin the Oilers.
Neither team officially confirmed the deal but reports indicated the Los Angeles Kings will get forward Gilbert Brule and a fourth-round draft pick in return.
Smyth had 23 goals and 24 assists in 82 games last season with L.A.
He started his NHL career with the Oilers in 1994-’95 and spent over a decade with the team before being dealt to the New York Islanders.
Smyth has over 760 points (355-405) in 1,069 career regular-season games. He also has 59 points (28-31) in 93 career playoff games.
Brule, a 24-year-old centre, had nine points (7-2) in 41 games last season.