The Los Angeles Kings traded goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to the Columbus Blue Jackets for future considerations on Monday. Zatkoff, who played 13 games for the Kings in the 2016-17 season, had not seen any action so far this season with the Kings' American Hockey League affiliate, the Ontario Reign, as he was behind Jack Campbell and Cal Petersen on the Reign depth chart.
After being traded to the Blue Jackets, Zatkoff was reassigned to the Cleveland Monsters. He had a memorable performance on Tuesday. Zatkoff made 27 saves for the shutout in a 5-0 Monsters win over the Milwaukee Admirals.
In addition to his 13 games for the Kings, Zatkoff has 35 games in his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2013 to 2016. He has a National Hockey League career record of 18 wins, 21 regulation losses and four losses in extra time.
The Kings meanwhile delivered a huge 2-1 overtime win on Wednesday in Calgary. Tanner Pearson scored the overtime winner for the Kings, who won for only the second time in 2018. The other Kings win this month came on Jan. 21 in a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers. The Kings and Calgary Flames are tied for third place in the Pacific Division with 57 points.