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by Paul on 07/19/10 at 04:11 PM ET
via Frank Seravalli tweet,
Flyers source confirms Simon Gagne has indeed been traded to Tampa Bay. Waiting to hear on the return.
added 2:34pm, via another Seravalli tweet,
Done deal: defenseman Matt Walker and a 4th round pick come back for Simon Gagne.
added 3:00pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
After a quiet week of little action on the NHL front, teams leapt back into the fray Monday, with the Philadelphia Flyers mitigating their salary-cap woes by sending Simon Gagne to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenceman Matt Walker and a fourth-round pick.
In the 30-year-old Gagne, the Lightning receive a proven goal-scorer that will help fast-track their rebuilding program launched under new general manager Steve Yzerman.
added 3:57pm, from Lightning.com,
“In adding Simon to the Lightning today, we acquire a very talented player that will play along side our top forwards,” said Yzerman upon making the announcement. “With his combination of speed and skill we are excited to have him with us and grateful he was willing to waive his no movement clause. This trade not only makes us a better team in the short-term, it helps create long-term flexibility for us, which all along has been one of our top priorities.”
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