According to Aaron Portzline, who covers the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Columbus Dispatch, Jeff Carter has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jack Johnson and a first-round draft pick.
#CBJ have traded C Jeff Carter to #LAKings for D Jack Johnson and a first-round pick,” Portzline reported on Twitter.
Bob McKenzie of TSN confirmed the trade, also via Twitter, adding that it is contingent on Carter passing a physical tomorrow.
This is not the first trade involving the Blue Jackets. Antoine Vermette was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes yesterday in exchange for goalie Curtis McElhenney, a second-round draft pick for 2012 and a conditional fifth-round draft pick for 2013. At this rate, it might not be the last for Columbus before the trade deadline on Feb. 27.