Trade Deadline Day Edition
February 26th saw defenseman Bryan McCabe move from the warmth of Florida to the cold of New York as the Rangers acquired him from the Panthers for forward Tim Kennedy and a 3rd round NHL Entry Draft Pick for this years draft in Minnesota.
On February 27th the Anaheim Ducks acquired forward Brian McGrattan and defenseman Sean Zimmerman in exchange they sent forwards Stefan Chaput and David Laliberte to the Boston Bruins.
Late night trade between The Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues left many late nighters (and early rises) scratching their heads as Buffalo gained forward Brad Boyes in exchange for a 3rd round pick in this years draft.
Los Angeles Kings sign Justin Williams to a four-year deal worth $14.6 million.
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed Mark Stuart to a three-year contract worth $1.7 million a year.
In other Thrashers news they acquired Radek Dvorak and a 5th round draft pick from the Panthers for Nik Bergfors and Patrick Rismiller.
Ottawa Senators sign Chris Phillips
Washington Capitals traded a 3rd round pick in this years draft along with Jake Hauswirth to the Panthers for Dennis Wideman.
Red Wings sign goaltender Jimmy Howard to a two-year contact extension worth $2.25 per year.
News at Noon – Waiver claims see Brett Carson heading to Calgary, Rob Schremp to Atlanta, and Curtis McElhinney to Ottawa.
Columbus Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Sami Lepisto and forward Scottie Upshall from the Coyotes for defenseman Rostislav Klesla and forward Dane Byers.
Oilers trade Shawn Belle to the Avalanche for Kevin Montgomery.
Ottawa sent defensemand Chris Campoli and 7th round draft pick in 2011 to Chicago for forward Ryan Potulny and a 2nd round pick.
Anaheim acquires Brad Winchester from the St. Louis Blues for a 3rd round pick in this years draft.
Edmonton Oilers sent forward Dusin Penner to the LA Kings in return for defenseman Colten Teubert a first round pick in this years draft and a conditional 3rd round pick in the 2012 NHL draft.
New York Rangers acquire forward John Mitchell from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 7th round pick in this years draft.
Atlanta Thrashers sent forward Fredrik Modin to the Calgary Flames for a 7th round pick.
New Jersey Devils send Jason Arnott to Washington in exchange for fellow forward David Steckel and a 2nd round pick.
Panthers acquire defenseman Evan Oberg and a 3rd round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Chris Higgins.
The Canucks also acquired forward Maxim Lapierre from the Ducks in return sent forward Joel Perrault and a 3rd round pick to Anaheim.
Columbus Blue Jackets sent prospect forward Tom Sestito to the Philadelphia Flyers for forwards Greg Moore and Michael Chaput.
The Montreal Canadiens send defenseman Brett Festerling to the Atlanta Thrashers for goaltender Drew MacIntyre.
As of 4:00 p.m. EST
Update: 4:09 p.m. EST Michael Russo from the Minneapolis Star Tribune post on Twitter that the Minnesota Wild have traded Anton Khudobin to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Jeff Penner and Mikko Lehtonen.
Up into the Netting
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