Smyth appears headed to Flames

The Los Angeles Kings Ryan Smyth watches a goal go in past Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai...

The Los Angeles Kings Ryan Smyth watches a goal go in past Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin by a shot by Drew Doughty at Rexall Place on February 2, 2011. (JORDAN VERLAGE/QMI AGENCY)

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, Last Updated: 4:37 PM ET

Ryan Smyth appears headed back to Alberta — but not to his longtime home, Edmonton.

The Calgary Flames are close to finalizing a deal for the Los Angeles Kings left-winger, according to TSN's Gord Miller. Smyth has reportedly agreed to waive his no-trade clause for a move to southern Alberta in return for a late-round draft pick.

A deal has not been confirmed yet, as Flames ownership is reportedly mulling the potential transaction.

Smyth earlier this week expressed his desire to be traded from L.A. to the Edmonton Oilers, where he started his NHL career in 1994. Smyth is slated to make US$4.5 million next season but has a salary-cap hit of $6.25 million.


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