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Kings ink Fast, Corvo

The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with restricted free agent defenseman Joe Corvo and unrestricted free agent defenseman Brad Fast.

A native of Oak Park, Ill., Corvo, 28, signed on to play with his hometown Chicago Wolves in 2004-05, and finished the regular season with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 23 games. Corvo added nine points (4g, 5a) in 18 playoff contests for the Western Conference champions.

Originally selected by the Kings in the fourth round (83rd overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Corvo has skated in 256 AHL games with Chicago, Manchester, Lowell and Springfield, amassing 43 goals and 100 assists. He has 37 points (13g, 24a) and 50 penalty minutes in 122 career NHL games, all with Los Angeles.

Brad Fast was one of the AHL’s top rookie defensemen in 2003-04.

Fast, 25, recorded six points (1g, 5a) and 23 penalty minutes in 32 regular-season games with Lowell (AHL) during the 2004-05 season, and another seven points (2g, 5a) in 14 games with Florida (ECHL).

A third-round pick by Carolina in the 1999 draft, Fast has 11 goals and 31 assists for 42 points in 118 career AHL games with Lowell. He scored a goal in his lone NHL game with the Hurricanes in 2003-04.