Report: Columbus Blue Jackets Trade Jeff Carter to Los Angeles Kings

Harry Orbach MillerContributor IIIFebruary 23, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 13:  Jeff Carter #7 of the Columbus Blue Jackets controls the puck during the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Nationwide Arena on December 13, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.  The Blue Jackets defeated the Canucks 2-1.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
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It has been reported in the last hour that the Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed to trade centre Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Jack Johnson and a 2012 first-round draft pick. 

According to Bob McKenzie, Carter had known for a little bit that he was traded.

He tweeted:

"Carter was told a short while ago by CBJ GM Scott Howson he had been traded but it's contingent on passing a medical tomorrow."

Dennis Bernstein is reporting on twitter that,

"We have it too. Carter to LA for Johnson and 1st rd 2012 which goes to 2013 if Kings miss post season."

Sean McIndoe added some humour to the trade by commenting,

"Jack Johnson being dealt to a team that abbreviates as COL is not going to help my continuing inability to tell him apart from Erik Johnson."

Obviously, this deal is contingent on Carter passing a medical, which will take place tomorrow.

The weekend leading up the trade deadline is just getting started, and hockey fans are preparing for the most chaotic day of the season.

This is just getting started. Let the fun begin.