Hockey Wiretap

Leafs Trade Froese, Draft Pick To Lightning For Brian Boyle

Feb 27, 2017 5:24 PM

The Maple Leafs announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Brian Boyle from the Lightning in exchange for forward Byron Froese and a 2nd round draft pick in 2017.

Boyle, 32, has skated in 54 games with the Lightning this season, registering 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) and 48 penalty minutes. He has played in 603 career NHL regular season games, collecting 166 points (93 goals, 73 assists) and 470 penalty minutes. Boyle has also appeared in 100 NHL post-season games with the Lightning and Rangers, tallying 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists).

Froese, 25, skated in two games with the Maple Leafs this season. He also appeared in 48 games with the Toronto Marlies, registering 39 points (24 goals, 15 assists) and 18 penalty minutes.

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Coyotes Trade Hanzal, White To Wild For Downing

Feb 27, 2017 1:04 AM

Coyotes GM John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have traded forwards Martin Hanzal and Ryan White and a 2017 fourth round choice to the Wild in exchange for a 2017 first round draft choice, a 2018 second round draft choice and a 2019 conditional fourth round draft choice. In addition, the Coyotes have acquired forward Grayson Downing. Both Hanzal and White will become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2017.

"On behalf of the entire organization, we would like to thank Martin for all of his contributions to the Coyotes on and off the ice over the past 10 seasons," said Chayka. "We wish him the best of the luck in the future."

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Lightning Trade Bishop To Kings For Budaj, Cernak

Feb 27, 2017 12:52 AM

The Lightning have acquired goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft as well as a conditional pick in 2017 from the Kings in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop and a fifth-round selection in 2017, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Budaj has played in 53 games with the Kings this season, posting a 27-20-3 record with a 2.12 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage with seven shutouts. Budaj, 34, has appeared in 350 NHL games with Los Angeles, the Canadiens and Avalanche, with a 152-127-39 record with 18 shutouts.

Cernak has skated in 41 games with the OHL's Erie Otters this season, registering three goals and 17 points. The 19-year-old defenseman has played in 82 career OHL games with Erie, recording seven goals and 32 points.

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Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Lightning Trade Morin To Coyotes For Fournier

Feb 25, 2017 6:29 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for right wing Jeremy Morin, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Fournier has played in 29 games with the Tucson Roadrunners this season, recording two goals and four points. He has played in 139 career AHL games with the Roadrunners, St. John’s IceCaps, Springfield Falcons and Hamilton Bulldogs. The 24-year-old has also played in 18 career ECHL games with the Wheeling Nailers and the Brampton Beast, notching six points.

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Ducks Send Draft Pick To Stars For Patrick Eaves

Feb 25, 2017 12:12 PM

The Anaheim Ducks added scoring punch ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline, acquiring right wing Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars on Friday for a conditional second-round draft pick.

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Pens Acquire Ron Hainsey From Canes; Lose Trevor Daley For Six-Weeks

Feb 24, 2017 1:28 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes on the same day they announced that defenseman Trevor Daley will miss six weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

Pittsburgh sent a second-round pick this year and prospect Danny Kristo to Carolina in the trade.

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Hurricanes Acquire Phillips Samuelsson From Habs

Feb 22, 2017 4:53 PM

The Hurricanes have acquired the son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson from the Canadiens in a trade of minor leaguers.

In the deal announced Tuesday, the Hurricanes picked up defenseman Philip Samuelsson from Montreal in exchange for defenseman Keegan Lowe.

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Ryan Callahan Out Indefinitely

Feb 22, 2017 4:50 PM

Forward Ryan Callahan is out indefinitely after undergoing a second hip procedure in a year, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced Wednesday.

The Lightning are four points out of the second wild-card spot in the East. If they fell further behind, Callahan was a candidate to be moved by the March 1 trade deadline. If Tampa closes the gap further, it might add to its core.

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Flames Acquire Michael Stone From Coyotes For Two Draft Picks

Feb 21, 2017 2:12 AM

The Flames have acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Coyotes in exchange for a third-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round pick.

The Coyotes retain half of Stone's salary and cap hit, sources told ESPN. Stone is a pending unrestricted free agent on July 1, and if he re-signs with Calgary, the Coyotes get the fifth-round pick in 2018. The third-round pick is in the 2017 draft.

Stone, 26, has one goal and nine assists in 45 games this season.

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Leafs Acquire Sergey Kalinin From Devils

Feb 18, 2017 5:31 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has acquired forward Sergey Kalinin from the Devils in exchange for defenceman Viktor Loov. Kalinin will report to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Kalinin, 25, has skated in 43 regular season games with the Devils this season, collecting four points (two goals, two assists). In 121 career NHL games over the last two seasons, he has registered 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) and 48 penalty minutes.

Loov, 24, appeared in 41 games with the Toronto Marlies this season, registering six points. Loov has skated in four career NHL games and is a former 7th round draft pick (2012) of the Maple Leafs.

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Olli Maatta Out Six Weeks After Hand Surgery
Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had hand surgery on Friday.

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Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club
Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner in Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory over the Jets.

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Julien: Canadiens Don't Need Drastic Changes
Claude Julien's plan is to "fix and tweak" the team's play.

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Kings Send Tom Gilbert To Capitals For Draft Pick
The Kings have received a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Capitals.

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Blues Place Paul Stastny On IR With Lower-Body Injury
Blues forward Paul Stastny has scored 15 goals in 54 games this season.

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Canadiens Fire Coach Michel Therrien
Recently fired Bruins head coach Claude Julien replaces Michel Therrien in Montreal.

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Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win
Henrik Lundqvist is the first European-born goaltender to reach the 400 win milestone.

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Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
Martin Havlat put up 594 points in 790 NHL games over 14 seasons.

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Bruins Fire Coach Claude Julien
Assistant coach Bruce Cassidy takes over as interim head coach of the Bruins.

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NHL Names Aho, Granlund, Budaj 'Three Stars' For The Week
Hurricanes right-wing Sebastian Aho tied for the League lead with four goals, including two game-winning tallies last week.

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Robby Fabbri Tears ACL, Done For Season
Blues forward Robby Fabbri will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury to his left knee.

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NHL Eyeing Games In Sweden, China
The NHL and NHLPA are close to finalizing two international events next season.

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Patrick Marleau Scores 500th Career Goal
Patrick Marleau scored his 500th goal as the Sharks beat the Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.

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Blues Fire Coach Ken Hitchcock
The Wild have announced that Mike Yeo has taken over the head coaching duties for the team.

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Rangers Sign Coach Alain Vigneault To Extension
Alain Vigneault's new two-year deal is worth a little more than $4M per season, according to a source.

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Kings Place Matt Greene On IR
Kings defenseman Matt Greene has been experiencing both back problems and a strained groin.

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Isles, Thomas Greiss Agree To Three-Year Deal
Goaltender Thomas Greiss has agreed to a deal worth $10 million, according to a source.

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Bettman: Hurricanes 'Not Moving'
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is committed to keeping the team in Raleigh.

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Metropolitan Division Wins NHL All-Star Game
Wayne Simmonds scored the tie-breaking goal and was named MVP of the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

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Bettman: 'Nothing New' Regarding Next Winter Olympics
There is no formal deadline for the NHL to decide about sending players to South Korea for the next Olympics.

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