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From James Mirtle, Globe & Mail,
The Atlanta Thrashers continued to wheel and deal close to the deadline, acquiring scoring forward Pascal Dupuis from the New York Rangers.
Update 3:06pm ET:
From John Dellapina’s Blueshirts Blog at the NY Daily News,
Moving quickly, the Rangers have seen what Pascal Dupuis can do and decided to pass him on…
...to Atlanta for Alex Bourret, who is reputed to be the Thrashers’ top prospect.
Yanic Perreault to the Leafs for Brendan Bell and a 2nd rounder, per TSN.
Caps trade Zubrus to Sabres and a minor leaguer for a 1st and Novotny. per TSN
Update 2:38pm ET:
The Washington Capitals traded centre Dainius Zubrus and defenceman Timo Helbling on Tuesday to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Jiri Novotny.
Zubrus, who signed a two-year, $2.9 million contract with the Capitals in August of 2005, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
per TSN, Not official yet, league has to approve, very conditional… medical issues still need to be talked about..
Teams have agreed but issues still need to worked out.
added 2:18pm, per TSN, Wings will give up a conditional and a prospect.
added 2:23pm, TSN link...
update 2:28pm, Official per TSN.
update 2:45pm, A few words from Abel to Yzerman on this deal.
Brad May to the Ducks from the Avs… nothing on the other side yet, per TSN.
added 2:09pm, from the Colorado Avalanche,
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has acquired goaltender Michael Wall from the Anaheim Ducks. In return for his services, the Avalanche sent forward Brad May to Anaheim
Saprykin to Ottawa from Phoenix for a 2nd… missed other pick, per TSN…
added 1:59pm, Ottawa also gets a late round pick.
from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,
TSN beat Sportsnet on the Bill Guerin trade to San Jose Sharks from St. Louis Blues. It was also the first to nail the Martin Biron deal from Buffalo to Philadelphia earlier in the morning.
While TSN giving us the goods on the trade involving Guerin, the big fish in yesterday’s derby, Sportsnet was attempting to convey a party atmosphere replete with balloons, models and pizza.
Up against TSN’s breaking news on Guerin, Sportsnet aired a feature on Bill Watters reminiscing about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ failed attempt to acquire Eric Lindros several years ago….
The first battle of the trade deadline was fought overnight, beginning with TSN’s Bob McKenzie reporting that Florida Panther Gary Roberts had waived his no-trade clause to join Pittsburgh.
Eklund, the hockey blogger who did some work for Sportsnet yesterday, disputed the report. He posted a message on his blog stating that Roberts had not waived the clause. “Listen, this is the deal, kids,” he told his readers. “I am not an idiot. Do you think I want to post something so contrary to so many people who I respect?”
TSN report, Bruins will move an un-named roster player.
Update 1:35pm ET:
Sportsnet reports on the air that the player returned in the trade was Paul Mara to the New York Rangers.
(also reported on their text alert system)
At the Globe & Mail, James Mirtle mentions Michael Leighton and others,
Four more waiver pickups just happened as I write this: netminder Brian Boucher to Columbus, forward Jason Krog to Atlanta, Denis Hamel to Philadelphia and Niko Kapanen to Phoenix.
Dominc Moore to Wild for a 3rd per TSN.
Update 12:56pm ET:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Dominic Moore to the Minnesota Wild for a third-round pick in the draft.
Moore, 26, has played in 59 games for the Pittsburgh this season, recording six goals and 15 points.
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