As Paul just wrote, the Oilers and Penguins swung a trade today, with the Oilers sending Mathieu Garon to the Penguins for Dany Sabourin, Ryan Stone and a 4th round draft pick in 2011.
Maybe some more wheeling and dealing is in the works by Pens’ GM Ray Shero, because they’re got to be VERY tight against the salary cap if not over right now, but as of right now I don’t see the methods of his madness on this one.
From the Penguins:
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS TRADE T.J. KEMP TO MONTREAL IN EXCHANGE FOR CONDITIONAL 2010 DRAFT PICK
The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded defenseman T.J. Kemp to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a conditional seventh round draft pick in the 2010 Entry Draft, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Kemp, 27, has played 22 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. He has posted nine points (one goal, eight assists) along with 22 penalty minutes.
The 5-11, 197-pound defenseman has split the past four seasons between the Peoria Rivermen, Iowa Stars, Milwaukee Admirals, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Manchester Monarchs, Springfield Falcons and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. Kemp has appeared in 174 career games in the AHL, registering 93 points (14 goals, 79 assists) and 126 penalty minutes.
The native of Pickering, Ontario signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent on July 8, 2008.
As my colleague Paul has mentioned, RDS is reporting that the Penguins and Stars have swapped veteran defensemen, with the Pens sending Darryl Sydor back to Dallas and the Stars sending Philippe Boucher to the ‘Burgh.
Sydor was not getting much playing time this season, and with Ryan Whitney perhaps a month away from returning, he wasn’t going to be getting much more.
It must be stressed, however, that Sydor was the consummate professional throughout his time in the press box. He did request a trade to GM Ray Shero, but that didn’t affect his attitude towards his younger teammates.
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