The Kings wasted zero time in making a subtle tweak to their roster on the first day of their lockout-delayed training camp Sunday by trading enforcer Kevin Westgarth to the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Anthony Stewart and two draft picks.

Westgarth, who has a home near the Hurricanes' rink in Raleigh, N.C., played only 25 games last season for the Kings and had one goal and two points with 39 penalty minutes. Stewart had nine goals and 20 points plus 30 penalty minutes in 77 games for the Hurricanes last season.

"It's good for `Westy,' first off, and I didn't know this until I talked to him but he has his family home there," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "There's no better guys than guys you've won with. Ever.

"But it is about opportunity, right? And fit. I'm happy for him. That's awesome."

Sutter said he didn't know when Stewart, 28, would join the team.

The Kings received a fourth-round pick in this year's draft and a sixth-round selection in 2014.

Westgarth served as the team's player representative and was a frequent spokesman for the players' association during the nearly fourth-month lockout. He was known as a stand-up guy in the Kings' dressing room and for being the son-in-law of former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher.