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GM Rutherford: Penguins Not Shopping Phil Kessel

Jun 17, 2019 3:01 PM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford confirmed the rumor Monday that forward Phil Kessel had vetoed a recent trade.

The GM did not name the team involved, but it had been widely reported that the Penguins had a deal on the table with the Minnesota Wild in which Kessel and Jack Johnson would go out for Jason Zucker and Victor Rask.

"In Phil's situation, he was just part of a decision ... where we were trying to retool and we had a chance to get a good player, but it doesn't necessarily mean he has to be traded," Rutherford told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. "He's been a really good player for us. We wouldn't have won the Cups without him. He's an impact player; he will be for a few more years. So we'll see how that plays out."

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Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev Asks For Trade

May 30, 2019 7:50 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Nikita Zaitsev has asked for a trade for personal reasons, and the team is willing to oblige him.

TSN first reported the trade request, and Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas confirmed it to

"That will be our goal, to try to find a fresh start for him, for his own personal and private reasons," Dubas said, according to

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Predators Acquire Mikael Granlund From Predators For Kevin Fiala

Feb 25, 2019 5:37 PM

The Minnesota Wild have traded Mikael Granlund to the Nashville Predators for Kevin Fiala.

Granlund, 26, has a $5.75 million cap hit and is under contract through the 2019-20 season. He has 15 goals and 49 points in 63 games this season.

Fiala, 22, is on the final year of his entry level contract and is a restricted free agent this summer. 

Emily Kaplan/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bruins Acquire Marcus Johansson From New Jersey

Feb 25, 2019 5:36 PM

The Boston Bruins have acquired Marcus Johansson from the New Jersey Devils for a second round pick in 2019 and a fourth rounder in 2020.

In the final season of a three-year deal with a cap hit of $4.583 million, Johansson was an attractive rental leading up to the deadline. 

The Devils acquired Johansson for second- and third-round draft picks after he put up career highs of 24 goals and 58 points in 82 games for the Capitals in 2016-17.


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Vegas Trades For Mark Stone From Senators

Feb 25, 2019 5:08 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators.

Vegas agreed to sign Stone to a contract extension with an annual average of $9.5 million. That number competes with some of the highest salaries in the league because Nevada has no state income tax.

Vegas traded defenseman Erik Brannstrom, 19, who was selected 15th overall in 2017 along with Oscar Lindberg and a second-round pick in 2019 that belonged to the Dallas Stars.

Greg Wyshynski/ESPN

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Sharks Acquire Gustav Nyquist From Red Wings For Two Picks

Feb 25, 2019 8:57 AM

The San Jose Sharks have traded two draft picks to the Detroit Red Wings for Gustav Nyquist.

Nyquist, 29, is currently second on the Red Wings in scoring, with 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) in 62 games. Nyquist will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

"Gustav is a talented, versatile forward who plays with speed and a strong hockey sense," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said. "His track record of strong play and character speak for themselves, and we're very excited to add him to our dressing room."

Detroit will receive the lower of San Jose's or Florida's 2019 second-round selections, along with San Jose's third-round selection in 2020. 

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Columbus Acquires Ryan Dzingel From Ottawa

Feb 24, 2019 9:38 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators.

Columbus will also acquire a 2019 seventh-round pick previously owned by the Calgary Flames in exchange for Columbus's second-round pick in 2020, a second-round pick in 2021 and forward Anthony Duclair.

Dzingel, in his fourth NHL season, has 22 goals and 22 assists in 57 games

Dzingel played collegiately at Ohio State.

Greg Wyshynski/ESPN

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Blue Jackets Acquire Matt Duchene From Ottawa

Feb 24, 2019 9:36 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators.

Ottawa will receive conditional first round picks in 2019 and 2010, along with prospects Vitalii Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson in return. The 2019 pick is top-three protected, and the 2020 pick is dependent on Duchene re-signing in Columbus.

Duchene is joining his third team in two seasons after being part of an early-season trade in 2017-18 that sent him to the Senators from the Colorado Avalanche.


Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Trade Mats Zuccarello To Stars

Feb 24, 2019 9:11 AM

The New York Rangers have traded Mats Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars for two conditional draft picks (a second rounder in 2019 and a third rounder in 2020.

The second-rounder becomes a first-round pick if the Stars make the third round of the playoffs and Zuccarello plays in at least 50 percent of the team's cumulative games over the first two rounds.

Zuccarello, 31, has 11 goals and 26 assists in 46 games this season. Zuccarello had 352 points in 509 career games.


Tags: Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Stars Get Jamie Oleksiak Back From Penguins

Jan 30, 2019 9:49 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded defenseman Jamie Oleksiak back to the Dallas Stars.

The Penguins will receive a fourth-round pick in 2019.

The Stars had traded Oleksiak to the Penguins last season, also for a fourth-round pick.


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Maple Leafs Acquire Jake Muzzin From Kings
The Maple Leafs have acquired Jake Muzzin from the Kings in exchange for a first-round pick and two prospects.

Associated Press

Henrik Lundqvist Hopes Rangers Keep Mats Zuccarello 'For Many Reasons'
Henrik Lundqvist knows the Rangers will engage in roster turnover as they continue to rebuild, but doesn't want to see Mats Zuccarello among those dealt.

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Sharks Acquire Erik Karlsson From Senators
Erik Karlsson was entering the final year of a seven-year, $45 million contract.


Hurricanes Trade Marcus Kruger To Coyotes For Jordan Martinook
Jordan Martinook scored six goals and had nine assists in 81 games this season.

Sharks Acquire Evander Kane From Sabres
The Sharks have sent a first rounder and fourth rounder to the Sabres.


Vegas Golden Knights Ready To Deal
Golden Knights' GM George McPhee anticipates several trades within the next few days.

Blue Jackets Send 2nd Round Pick To Canucks For John Tortorella
The Blue Jackets' pick in the second round is No. 55 overall.


Ryan Callahan Out Indefinitely
Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has undergone a second hip procedure in a year.

Matt Duchene Open To Trade From Avs
Avs center Matt Duchene has two years remaining on his current contract.

Landeskog Doesn't Want To Be Traded From Avs
Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog wants to be part of the team's rebuild.

Jets' Jacob Trouba Requests Trade
Free-agent Jacob Trouba will not be attending the Jets training camp.

GM Yzerman: 'Lightning Won't Move Stamkos Before Trade Deadline'
Lightning GM Steve Yzerman says their entire organization wants to focus on making the playoffs.

Canucks Seeking Trade For Chris Higgins
The Canucks appear ready to create more roster space for younger players.

Jonathan Drouin Requests Trade From Lightning
Jonathan Drouin wants out of Tampa Bay, according to his agent, Allan Walsh.

Stamkos Wants To Stay With Lightning
Steven Stamkos is optimistic that an extension can be reached to remain with Tampa Bay.

Kris Versteeg Traded By Blackhawks To Hurricanes
Kris Versteeg had 14 goals and 34 points in 61 regular-season games for the Blackhawks in 2014-15 and one goal and two points in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Source: Hawks Have Not Asked Kane About Trade Waiver
The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that at least five teams have contacted the Hawks about Patrick Kane's availability.

Hawks Send Sharp, Johns To Stars For Daley, Garbutt
Patrick Sharp had 16 goals and 27 assists in 68 games last season for the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.

Leafs Trade Phil Kessel To Penguins
Phil Kessel scored 25 goals and had 36 assists for the Maple Leafs last season.

Leafs Acquire Zach Hyman From Panthers For Greg McKegg
Zach Hyman led the Big Ten in scoring last season with 54 points (22 goals, 32 assists).