The Los Angeles Kings remain fairly active on the trade front, compiling information and weighing their options as the season progresses.
It's not believed that a trade is imminent, but GM Dean Lombardi and his staff are evaluating the marketplace, both at the forward and defense positions.
The Kings have been continuously linked to the Colorado Avalanche, having inquired about both forwards Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog, though Los Angeles would have to part with one of Alec Martinez or Jake Muzzin in package deal for either player.
The belief, according to one league source, is that if the Kings were to move Martinez or Muzzin, they would look to acquire a replacement through another trade.
Arizona Coyotes forwards Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal have also been connected to the Kings, who want to add a top-six winger prior to the March 1 trade deadline.
Lombardi could also be keeping his eye on winger Thomas Vanek, of the Detroit Red Wings, who has collected 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points in 31 games with Detroit so far this season.