Now some injury news comes out, as the GM’s are done their posturing – Eric Staal is expected back this weekend; Jordan Hendry is out for the season with a torn ACL (thus the Campoli trade); Martin Biron is out for the season with a broken collarbone (the Rangers did not pick up a goaltender though – Cam Talbot recalled); Milan Michalek is probably out for the season.
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Vancouver trades Joel Perrault and a third rounder to Florida for Chris Higgins. Nice depth acquisition, but Higgins lost his touch a good two years ago.
Max Lapierre to the Canucks for a third rounder and prospect d-man Evan Oberg, who is two/three years away.
Fredrik Modin has been traded to Calgary for a seventh rounder.
Arnott to the Capitals for Steckel. Analysis forthcoming…
Brad Winchester to Anaheim for a 3rd rounder per TSN
Reports on Reasoner to Vancouver are apparently false. Stay tuned.
Ottawa apparently acquires Ryan Potulny and a conditional second rounder for Campoli. Excellent opportunity for Potulny, who has had a rough go of things these last two years.
Chicago has acquired Chris Campoli for a draft pick and a minor leaguer…
Vancouver has acquired Marty Reasoner from Florida for a third rounder. Florida is cleaning house! Great depth guy for the Canucks, who are scary good. No fantasy impact, other than the fact that we won’t see the kids get called up now (Shirokov, Hodgson, Schroeder)
Allen is a solid acquisition for the Canes for the stretch run for a little-used player.
Salary deal – Florida trades Bryan Allen (one year left at $2.9 million) to Carolina for Sergei Samsonov ($2.5 million this year, UFA in the summer). No fantasy value, not even Samsonov getting more ice time in Florida. I would be shocked.
Justin Williams has signed a four-year extension with the Kings.
The Oilers have sent Shawn Belle to Colorado for Kevin Montgomery
Upshall and Lepisto to Columbus for Klesla. Analysis forthcoming
Waiver movement – Atlanta has claimed Rob Schremp off of waivers. This is a huge boom or bust opportunity. Put your money on bust, as that’s the easy answer. But “boom” intrigues me.
Calgary has claimed Brett Carson off waivers and Ottawa has claimed Curtis McElhinney.
Panthers trade Dvorak to Atlanta for Bergfors and Rissmiller. Good trade for Florida. Analysis to come.
The only Eric Staal info that I was able to find was just what I felt was posturing by the team. I didn’t trust it so I didn’t mention it here originally. But the bottom line is that he will be tested today, but they don’t feel it is serious and that he should be back soon. To me, I felt that it was too broad/general a response