The Kings are in the market for a defensive upgrade, though a deal does not appear to be imminent.
According to a well placed source, the Kings want to bring in a mobile defenseman with a left-handed shot to play alongside Drew Doughty or Slava Voynov, both of whom shoot right.
The source also indicated that the Kings are not interested in pursuing soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Wade Redden.
Redden, 35, was placed on unconditional waivers on Wednesday for the purposes of being bought out by the New York Rangers.
Lombardi's biggest trading asset is goaltender Jonathan Bernier, but unless the Kings receive an offer that completely knocks their socks off, they'll hold on to the 24-year-old for the foreseeable future.
The Kings have received interest in Bernier, some of which Lombardi has initiated, but so far no deal seems to be on the horizon.
The Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils are among the teams shopping defensemen, but they do not appear to have a No. 2 or No. 3 defenseman available.
Lombardi may end up waiting until closer to the April 3 trade deadline to acquire a defenseman, as teams that fall out of playoff contention will begin to shop some of their top-tier athletes.