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Bob McKenzie on TSN states that Boston Bruins have made a trade sending out Petteri Nokelainen to the Anaheim Ducks for Steve Montador.
added 12:56pm, TSN Link available.
According to Bob McKenzie on TSN, Calgary and Phoenix are seriously negotiating a deal involving Olli Jokinen. McKenzie feels it’s likely a deal will be forthcoming.
We’ll update with developments and links as they become available.
Update 12:24pm ET: ESPN has more info:
Hradek (12:15 p.m. ET): A good source with knowledge of the dealings says the Flames-Coyotes are close to a deal on Jokinen. The source says the proposed deal would send Flames C Matt Lombardi and first-round pick to the Coyotes for Jokinen. Stay tuned!
added 12:40pm, Darren Dreger calling the deal done. Brandon Prust, Matthew Lombardi and a first round pick to Phoenix for Jokinen.
Update 12:44pm ET: Confirmation link at TSN.
*original post time was 11:27am ET
Craig Adams was picked up by the Pittsburgh Penguins. From Empty Netters:
TSN just reported the Penguins claimed forward Craig Adams off waivers from the Blackhawks. No mention of Miroslav Satan’s status which means he has presumably cleared waivers.
EN Says: Adams is your prototypical fourth-line grinder who can help in the penalty kill. He’s physical, plays defense and bring energy. Don’t expect goals out of this guy. He brings some playoff experience as well having made two runs to the Cup final with the Hurricanes and winning a ring in 2006.
Brendan Morrison has been acquired by the Dallas Stars. From Mike Heika at the Dallas Stars blog:
The Stars have picked up Brendan Morrison on waivers, according to TSN, and I think that’s a great deal for Dallas
According to a TSN trade alert (via SMS) Martin Gerber has now joined the Toronto Maple Leafs. after being picked up on re-entry waivers.
No online link available yet.
added 12:11pm, TSN Link and Toronto also picked up Erik Reitz.
TSN is reporting that Phoenix goalie Mikael Tellqvist has been traded to Buffalo for a 4th round draft pick. No other info on the the deal, but we’ll post it a.s.a.p.
Update 12:21pm ET: TSN now has a link for more info.
via Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,
Alex Ovechkin just left practice after taking a slap shot off of his right foot. He went to the bench in obvious pain, removed his skate and then was helped to the dressing room by a trainer.
Update:A team spokesman just told reporters that the injury is not believed to be serious. But judging from Ovechkin’s reaction—he smashed a stick or two on the way to the dressing room—this bears still watching.
E.J. Hradek at a live blog at ESPN,
Another league source with knowledge of the situation in Denver says there’s “no chance” the Avalanche will move Ryan Smyth or Milan Hejduk. We’ll see.
follow the live blog…
From Sportsnet.ca, Andy Wozniewski has been acquired by the Penguins in exchange for Danny Richmond of the St. Louis Blues.
Reported on TSN: Colorado Avalanche Jordan Leopold has been traded to Calgary for Lawrence Nycholat, a 2nd round pick and a possible prospect.
More details to come.
Update 11:46am ET: Link now available at TSN.
This will be the 28-year old Leopold’s second tour of duty with the Flames as he played with Calgary between 2002-2006.
Leopold is making $1.5 million this season and is in the final year of his contract, meaning he could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Update 11:57am ET: Specifics of the trade from a Sportsnet alert—
Calgary Flames get:
- D Jordan Leopold
Colorado Avalanche get:
- D Ryan Wilson
- D Lawrence Nycholat
- 2nd round pick (from Montreal)
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