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Lightning Acquire Jean-Francois Jacques

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Jean-Francois Jacques from the Florida Panthers in exchange for future considerations, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Jacques, 27, has played in 24 games this season with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League, collecting five goals and seven points to go along with 37 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 231-pound left winger ranks tied for first on the Rampage with three power play goals.

The Montreal, Quebec native has skated in 166 career NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks, recording nine goals and 17 points to go along with 197 penalty minutes. Last season Jacques appeared in six games with the Ducks and tallied 12 penalty minutes

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Minor San Jose/Florida Trade

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired forward Tim Kennedy from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Sean Sullivan. Kennedy has been assigned to Worcester, San Jose’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Kennedy, 25, has split the season between Florida and San Antonio (NHL).  He posted two points (1-1=2) in 27 NHL games with Florida this season and added nine points (3-6=9) in 18 AHL games with San Antonio.  In 112 career NHL games with Buffalo and Florida, he has posted 29 points (11-18=29).  He appeared in six playoff games in 2009-10 with Buffalo registering three points (1-2=3).

The five-foot-ten, 175-pound native of Buffalo, New York was originally selected by Washington in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Sullivan, 27, was second amongst Worcester defensemen this season with 24 points (5-19=24) in 32 games.  He appeared in 105 games with Worcester in the last two seasons recording 59 points (17-42=59).

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Dallas/Florida Trade

Frisco, TX – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has traded right wing Krystofer Barch and Dallas’ sixth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for left wing Jake Hauswirth and Florida’s fifth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Hauswirth, 23, has collected 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 16 games this season for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The 6-5, 218-pound left wing from Houghton, MI, has recorded points in four straight games for the Killer Bees (1 goal, 4 assists). During the 2010-11 campaign, Hauswirth began the season with South Carolina Sting Rays of the ECHL, skating in 37 games and collecting 14 points (10 goals, 4 assists). On Feb. 28, 2011, Hauswirth was traded to Florida from Washington in exchange for defenseman Dennis Wideman and finished the year with the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL). In 12 games with Cincinnati, he collected 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists).

Barch, 31, has skated in 10 games this season with Dallas with 23 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-1, 237-pound right wing from Hamilton, ON has played all of his 263 career NHL games in a Dallas Stars uniform, collecting 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) and 578 PIM. During the 2010-11 season, Barch ranked third on the club in penalty minutes (80 PIM) and skated in 44 games.

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Jacob Markstrom Assigned To San Antonio

SUNRISE, FL (November 7, 2011) – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that goaltender Jacob Markstrom has been assigned to San Antonio (AHL). In addition, goaltender Scott Clemmensen will be returned to the Panthers today following his conditioning assignment in San Antonio (AHL).

Markstrom, 21, made his first career NHL start on Oct. 18 at Washington, stopping 29-of-31 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Capitals. He earned his first career NHL win on Oct. 22 vs. the New York Islanders, turning away 18 shots in a third period relief appearance. Markstrom stopped 40-of-41 shots to earn his first complete game win on Oct. 24 at Montreal. He has appeared in five games with Florida this season going 2-2-1 with a 2.05 GAA and .944 save percentage.

The Gavle, Sweden native was drafted by Florida with their first choice (31st overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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Predators Trade Michael Santorelli.To Florida

Nashville, Tenn. (August 5, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired a conditional fifth-round pick (from Florida) in the 2011 Entry Draft in exchange for restricted free agent forward Michael Santorelli.

        The Predators now have nine selections in next summer’s Entry Draft at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. In addition to Florida’s pick, and seven picks of its own, Nashville acquired a second-round pick from New Jersey in June.

        Santorelli was a sixth-round choice of the Predators (178th overall) in the 2004 Draft.

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