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According to Sportsnet television, Brad Richards has been traded to the Dallas Stars. TSN is reporting that it is not a done deal—it’s awaiting Richards approval.
Update 11:46am ET: TSN,
After much speculation, the Tampa Bay Lightning have finally traded one of their ‘Big Three’ forwards, sending centre Brad Richards to the Dallas Stars.
Richards, who makes $7.8 million a season through the 2010-11 camapaign, waived his no-trade clause for the deal to go through. He signed a five-year, $39 million contract in 2006, with his average annual salary more than twice the $3.4 million he made in his previous deal.
Update 11:53am ET: Trade also includes Johan Holmqvist from the Lightning, for Mike Smith, Jussi Jokinen and Jeff Halperin (per Sportsnet SMS updates)
TSN believes Campbell has been dealt to San Jose. No details yet.
Update 11:31am ET: From TSN,
Unable to sign their potential unrestricted free agent to a long-term deal, the Buffalo Sabres have traded defenceman Brian Campbell to the San Jose Sharks.
There are no details yet on who comes to Buffalo in return.
Update 11:35 ET: TSN link above now states trade is for Steve Bernier and a first-round draft pick.
TSN reporting Toronto’s Wade Belak to the Florida Panthers for a 5th Round pick, 2008 draft.
Update 11:19am ET: TSN link
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If you get a chance, follow Jay Onrait on his liveblog at TSN today:
10:12 - I am getting e-mails from all over the world. It’s hilarious!
“Jay, thanks for the blog. I’m buried inside the monstruous library here at the London School of Economics in England. The Swedish Prime Minister is here to give a lecture in 2 hours; I’ll ask him what he thinks of Mats and get back to you. Cheers, Brendan.”
The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that forward Mikhail Grabovski has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
According to the club, Grabovski will be available for Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers.
continued and keep an eye on the Canadiens…
The New Jersey Devils have bolstered their defence for the stretch run, acquiring defenceman Bryce Salvador from the St. Louis Blues.
continued… *Cam Janssen going the other way, to the Blues
Sportsnet on their TV show stated a Richards trade has not gone down and talk is Richards has not even been asked to waive his NTC.
They also stated Kyle Wellwood has not asked to be traded. I am not sure where that came from, but I haven’t heard any Wellwood talk.
Also Pierre McGuire states McKee is not going to Pittsburgh, he talked to Davidson and he said pure fabrication.
from the Columbus Dispatch,
If Richards joins the Blue Jackets, an NHL source said, Howson is more likely to do what it takes to sign Foote and make a full-on push for the playoffs, perhaps acquiring other players, as well.
If Richards does not choose Columbus, or is not traded, and if Foote won’t budge from his $4 million per season stance, it makes it more likely that Howson will trade Foote and possibly others.
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