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by Paul on 02/28/11 at 02:49 PM ET
via Mike Vogel of Dump ‘n Chase,
Washington made a move with division rival Florida, finalizing a deal with the Panthers at 11:15 on Monday. The Caps sent minor league forward Jake Hauswirth and their third-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft to the Florida Panthers in exchange for puck-moving defenseman Dennis Wideman.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Dennis Wideman from the Florida Panthers in exchange for center Jake Hauswirth and a third round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Wideman, 27, is a seven-year NHL veteran who has played for the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins and the Panthers. The 6’, 200-pound defenseman has appeared in 439 career NHL games, recording 55 goals, 143 assists and 325 penalty minutes. This season, Wideman has 33 points (nine goals, 24 assists) and 33 penalty minutes while playing in 61 games for the Panthers.
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