• Flames dealing with loss of Giordano at trade deadline

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dealing with the news of a season-ending injury to defenseman Mark Giordano but with Calgary in a playoff spot, Brad Treliving's first NHL trade deadline as general manager of the Flames was unique. In the end, admitting it was difficult to replace a player of Giordano's caliber — team captain and Norris Trophy candidate — Treliving opted to mostly stay the course with his rebuilding team other than two deals, neither of which were entirely unexpected. Giordano suffered a torn biceps muscle in an incident near the end of the Flames' 3-1 win in New Jersey on Wednesday. He went down awkwardly after getting twisted off balance while attempting to fire the puck down the ice.

  • Bruins get Connolly from Lightning; Talbot from Avs

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Determined to protect their playoff spot, the Boston Bruins have added more offense and grit up front. Boston acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trade deadline Monday, not long after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight in a swap of minor leaguers. Boston sent forward Jordan Caron and the Bruins' sixth-round pick next year to the Avalanche. The Lightning will get the Bruins' second-round picks this year and next. Connolly has 12 goals, three assists and 38 penalty minutes in 50 games for the Lightning this season.

  • Canadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup. In Detroit, GM Ken Holland thought it was important to provide his young Red Wings a nudge by adding two experienced veterans. As for the Toronto Maple Leafs, their long-expected purge of high-priced talent failed to materialize before the NHL's annual trading deadline struck on Monday. "We did as much as we could. We just hoped for more," Maple Leafs general manager David Nonis said after being limited to making just two moves, none of which included forwards Joffrey Lupul and Tyler Bozak, or defenseman Dion Phaneuf. "Today, there weren't deals that were there for any of our players that made sense for us.

  • Letter by Leopold's daughter requesting trade comes true

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jordan Leopold has learned he's coming home, to the Minnesota Wild. Nobody could have been more delighted by the deal than Leopold's daughter. Hours before the trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets was finalized Monday, a photo of a heartfelt letter 11-year-old Jordyn Leopold wrote earlier this winter to the Wild coaching staff was being widely circulated online. Her handwritten urging of the Wild to make a trade for Leopold was never actually delivered to the team. The veteran defenseman's wife, Jamie Leopold, posted it on her Facebook page a couple of months ago. She told Twin Cities radio station KFAN she found the note on the counter at their home after her daughter left for school one

  • Blues add depth, deal for Jokinen, Michalek, Bortuzzo

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues made three deals before the trade deadline, none of them game-changers. That was a big shift from the previous two seasons, when they acquired goalie Ryan Miller and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester in hopes of mounting a deep playoff push. General manager Doug Armstrong wasn't about to criticize high asking prices at Monday's deadline. Miller cost St. Louis two regulars, a top prospect, a first-round draft pick and conditional third-round pick, and wasn't enough of an upgrade to get the Blues past the first round of the playoffs last spring. "What I've learned from my experience is if you live in a glass house, you're better off not throwing stones," Armstrong said in a conference

  • Yandle makes debut with Rangers; Zuccarello gets 4-year deal

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — One day Keith Yandle was at a kid's birthday party in Arizona, and way out of the Stanley Cup playoff chase. The next, he stared down the bright lights of Broadway and stepped into the thick of the fight. The All-Star defenseman couldn't be happier. Yandle was acquired by the New York Rangers from the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday in a deal that should improve his new team's power play, which was in need of a puck-moving defenseman. "It feels great," the 28-year-old Yandle said Monday. "The past couple of days have been crazy, but it's special to be here." Yandle met the New York media for the first time, decked out in his Rangers No. 93 jersey and a pair of shorts just hours before he made his debut

  • Wild trade for Leopold, Stewart before NHL deadline

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The Minnesota Wild added two more players for the stretch run in the final hours before the NHL's trade deadline on Monday, dealing for defenseman Jordan Leopold and right wing Chris Stewart to shore up their depth. The Wild sent defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round draft pick in 2015 to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Leopold, the Hobey Baker award winner in 2002 for the national champion team at Minnesota after growing up in the Twin Cities area. Then the Wild sent a second-round selection in the 2017 draft to Buffalo for Stewart, who had 11 goals and 14 assists in 61 games for the Sabres this season. They also acquired AHL center Jared Knight from the Boston Bruins for center Zack Phillips, their first-round draft pick i

  • Busy Anaheim Ducks bolster blue line in 4 deadline trades

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Anaheim Ducks have been near the top of the NHL standings for most of the past three seasons, general manager Bob Murray still didn't believe they could consistently beat hockey's top teams. After a flurry of trades over the past week, Murray believes they're better equipped to beat anybody in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Anaheim acquired defensemen James Wisniewski, Simon Despres and Korbinian Holzer and center Michael Sgarbossa in four separate deadline deals Monday, dramatically revamping the Pacific Division leaders' defense just 18 games before the postseason.

  • Devils trade D Marek Zidlicky to Red Wings for draft pick

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings picked up one of New Jersey's most reliable defenseman for their playoff push in a move that left many wondering whether Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello was giving up on the current season. The Red Wings completed their second big move in 24 hours on Monday, acquiring veteran Marek Zidlicky for a conditional draft pick just hours before the NHL trading deadline expired. Detroit added forward Erik Cole from Dallas on Sunday night for two minor league players and a couple of draft picks. Cole has 18 goals and 17 assists this season. Zidlicky, who had to waive a no-trade clause, gives the Red Wings a right-handed shooting defenseman who can play the power play and is good

  • Penguins add veteran defensemen in Lovejoy and Cole

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford spent his first nine months on the job as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager reassembling the team around franchise cornerstones Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The final touches brought back a familiar face. Pittsburgh acquired defensemen Ben Lovejoy from Anaheim and Ian Cole from St. Louis on Monday, hoping the veterans provide for a group that is starting to round into form with a quarter of the regular season remaining. "To have a good run in the playoffs you need experience and that's what we've done here," Rutherford said. The 31-year-old Lovejoy returns to the Penguins after spending two-plus seasons with the Ducks.

  • Sabres ship away 4 veterans on NHL trade deadline day

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres continued their rebuilding effort Monday with a flurry of deadline day deals, moving four veterans set to become free agents when the season ends. The last-place Sabres traded forwards Chris Stewart, Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn, and goalie Michal Neuvirth and received mostly draft picks as compensation. "We are in 30th place. Our time is the future," Sabres general manager Tim Murray said. "And we added assets for the future." Buffalo sent Mitchell and Flynn to Montreal in separate trades, receiving prospect forward Jack Nevins and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick for Mitchell and a 2016 fifth-round pick for Flynn. Stewart was traded to Minnesota for a 2017 second-round

  • Panthers did their trade work early, stand pat at deadline

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Hockey's trade-deadline day was a quiet one for the Florida Panthers. They're planning to make their noise in the next 19 games instead. A day of constantly working the phones was fruitless before Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline, and Panthers general manager Dale Tallon wasn't complaining. He's convinced that deals he struck in the last few days — most notably the acquisition of future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr — were enough to significantly lift Florida's shot at the playoffs. "We did a lot of our work earlier, as most teams," Tallon said. "There wasn't a lot going on. ... We knew today would be a quiet day." Maybe 'quiet' isn't the right word, since Tallon spoke with probably all of hi

  • CBJ trade Wisniewski, Leopold, sign Atkinson to 3-year deal

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets traded away one of their most productive defensemen. But general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says younger replacements are already on the roster. The club dealt power-play specialist James Wisniewski and a third-round pick in 2015 to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday for left wing Rene Bourque, center William Karlsson and a second-round pick this summer. Kekalainen said there was a simple reason why he made the deal. "(Because of) the long-term plans for our defense," he said. "We have some really good defensemen emerging into a similar role that James filled with our team." He was referring to the injured Ryan Murray, a former No.

  • Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose Sharks dealt away some of their pending unrestricted free agents in their latest move toward the future. The Sharks swapped fourth-liners with Chicago, trading forward Andrew Desjardins to the Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith, dealt forward Tyler Kennedy to the New York Islanders for a draft pick and swapped minor leaguers with Colorado before Monday's trade deadline. Those moves followed Sunday's trade of James Sheppard to the New York Rangers for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016 "For so many years we've sat and anxiously awaited what was maybe coming and who was coming in to try to put us over the top and help us," coach Todd McLellan said.

  • Blues acquire D Zbynek Michalek form Coyotes

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues bolstered a defense that's been without All-Star Kevin Shattenkirk for a month, acquiring veteran Zbynek Michalek and a conditional third-round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes for prospect Maxim Letunov. The 32-year-old Michalek also is out, however, missing two weeks with a concussion. In 53 games, he has two goals and six assists and is among the top shot blockers with 130. The 19-year-old Letunov was a second-round draft pick last year, the 52nd overall pick. Shattenkirk is coming off abdominal surgery. He's been skating but not with the team. The Coyotes have been rebuilding for some time, also trading Devan Dubnyk, Antoine Vermette and Keith Yandle.

  • Blues acquire forward Olli Jokinen from Maple Leafs

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues made their third move on the trade deadline, acquiring forward Olli Jokinen from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Joakim Lindstrom and a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2016. The 36-year-old Jokinen is making his third stop this season after 48 games with Nashville and six with Toronto. The Blues are his 10th team in 17 seasons. He has three goals, four assists and 28 penalty minutes. Lindstrom had three goals and three assists in 34 games with St. Louis. Earlier Tuesday, the Blues acquired defensemen Zbynek Michalek from Arizona and Robert Bortuzzo from Pittsburgh. They had 85 points, fourth-best in the NHL.

  • Islanders get goalie Neuvirth in trade from Sabres

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have acquired goalie Michal Neuvirth from the Buffalo Sabres for goaltender Chad Johnson and a 2016 third-round pick. The Sabres have now traded two goalies this season after sending Jhonas Enroth to Dallas last month. Buffalo also traded forward Matt Flynn to Montreal for a 2016 fifth-round pick Monday as they continue to rebuild through youth. The Islanders also acquired forward Tyler Kennedy from San Jose on Monday for a conditional 2016 third-round pick, and swapped minor league forwards with Vancouver, exchanging Cory Conacher for Dustin Jeffrey. The 26-year-old Neuvirth will backup Jaroslav Halak in New York.

  • Sharks trade Desjardins to Blackhawks for Smith

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Andrew Desjardins to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith in a swap of fourth-line players. The Sharks also get a 2017 conditional pick. The deal was made Monday, just hours before the NHL trade deadline. Desjardins had five goals and three assists in 58 games for San Jose this season. He also is used as a penalty killer. He is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Smith had five goals and four assists in 61 games. He is under contract for one more season. The Sharks also acquired defenseman Karl Stollery from Colorado for forward Freddie Hamilton in a deal of minor leaguers.

  • Canadiens acquire forward Flynn in deal with Sabres

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have acquired forward Brian Flynn in exchange for a 2016 fifth-round pick from the Buffalo Sabres. Flynn has five goals and 22 assists in 54 games while playing a second and third-line role this season. Overall, he has 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points in 159 games over three seasons with Buffalo. The Sabres signed Flynn as a free agent in 2012 after he completed his college career at Maine. Flynn's future in Buffalo was uncertain because the team is rebuilding through youth. It was the second trade of the day for Montreal. The Canadiens gave up a 2015 second-round pick to acquire defenseman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers.

  • Canadiens acquire Jeff Petry from Oilers for draft picks

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens made the first major move on the morning of trade deadline day by acquiring Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers for draft picks. The defenseman was considered one of the most likely players to be dealt before 3 p.m. EST deadline. Petry can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. In exchange for the 27-year-old player, Montreal sent a 2015 second-round draft choice and a conditional fifth-round pick to Edmonton. Petry had been the subject of trade talk for several weeks. He said in an interview in Toronto last month that he's playing for a "contract moving forward" and wants to show he's a "guy that's going to bring intensity and bring my game day in and day out.




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