With Ryan Smyth out and Jarret Stoll spending the season fighting groin and arthritis problems, Manchester hasn't offered up much in the way of replacements.
Andrei Loktionov is on the shelf for a while and Oscar Moller can't even crack the Kings lineup.
Alexander Frolov is a gigantic flop on the 1st line. Teddy Purcell is a gigantic flop period.
Lombardi needs to deal Frolov for a player and a prospect.
With all of the long term injuries effecting teams, Frolov would certainly be the answer. He desperately needs a change of scenery and could be had for a 2nd/3rd line winger and a prospect that could help in Manchester and could possibly help the Kings next year or the following year. With Hickey and Loktionov out long term, Manchester needs help. Especially if they're going to protect their future goaltender in Jon Bernier. No need to hang HIM out to dry and lose confidence.
Lombardi went into the season thin, and now its starting to show. One more injury and the Kings could be in serious trouble. One more injury in Manchester and they might win another game.
With DL having spent time in Manchester recently, he knows which of his players will be long term and which will be trade bait.
It's time for DL to make a deal... and no, not for Patrick O'Sullivan :)