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Nikita Scherbak goes to the Los Angeles Kings

Ex-Saskatoon Blade Nikita Scherbak skates with his former team at a Feb. 1 practice
Ex-Saskatoon Blade Nikita Scherbak skates with his former team at a Feb. 1 practice. File / Global News

The Los Angeles Kings have claimed right wing Nikita Scherbak off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.

The Kings announced the move in a release Sunday.

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Scherbak, 22, has played in 29 career NHL games, all with Montreal, and has five goals and two assists.

The Moscow native has not appeared in a game this season with the Canadiens. He has played in five games with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League and has one goal.

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Scherbak played 26 regular-season games with Montreal and he recorded six points including four goals. One of his goals came on the power play and one came shorthanded.

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He made his NHL debut during the 2016-17 season, appearing in three games and recording one point, his first career goal.

Scherbak was Montreal’s first-round draft selection (26th overall) in 2014.