The Blue Jackets have acquired Lauri Korpikoski from the Stars for Dillon Heatherington.
Korpikoski tallied eight goals and 12 assists (20 points) in 60 games with the Stars this season and played under Blue Jackets’ head coach John Tortorella in New York in his first season, so there’s a bit of familiarity there. The Blue Jackets are deeper than the Stars, so it might be harder for him to find regular playing time in his new home.
The Bruins have acquired Drew Stafford from the Jets for a conditional 6th Round Pick.
Stafford’s best offensive years are behind him, but he brings a little added scoring depth to the Bruins’ bottom-6. Stafford has played a reduced role in Winnipeg this season and tallied just 13 points (4G / 9A) in 40 games.
The Penguins have acquired Mark Streit from the Lightning for a 2018 4th Round Pick.
Streit was a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning for all of 45 minutes before being flipped to the Penguins for a draft pick. The Lightning move was a salary cap move, but the Penguins really need help on the back-end because of the long-term injuries to Olli Maatta and Trevor Daley. He still brings a decent offensive punch and can play the second power play unit with Justin Schultz.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Steven Oleksy, Eric Fehr and a 2017 4th Round Pick from the Penguins for Frank Corrado.
Oleksy, 31, is a veteran blueliner, who has just one assist in 11 games with the Penguins this season. He has spent the majority of the time in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), where he had one goal and four assists (five points). He will likely report to the Toronto Marlies.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Eric Fehr, Steven Oleksy and a 2017 4th Round Pick from the Penguins for Frank Corrado.
Fehr is a veteran who brings forward depth to the Maple Leafs. The Penguins needed to move his cap-hit in order to add Mark Streit to their blueline and the Maple Leafs were in the position to add an asset to do so. Fehr has 11 points (6G / 5A) in 52 games this season.
The Penguins have acquired Frank Corrado from the Maple Leafs for Eric Fehr, Steven Oleksy and a 2017 4th Round Pick.
Corrado has not appeared in a lot of games this season because he sat as healthy scratch frequently with the Maple Leafs. He had 12 points (1G / 11A) in 18 games with the Marlies and is expected to go straight to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
The Senators have acquired Jyrki Jokipakka and a 2nd Round Pick from the Flames for Curtis Lazar and Mike Kostka.
Jokipakka, who cleared waivers earlier today, is heading to Ottawa, where he will likely serve as a seventh defenseman. Jokipakka has one goal and five assists in 38 games with the Flames this season and just 28 points (3G / 25A) in 147 career NHL games.
The Flames have acquired Mike Kostka and Curtis Lazar from the Senators for Jyrki Jokipakka and a 2nd Round Pick.
Kostka has four goals and 17 assists (21 points) in 85 career NHL games, but has not appeared in a NHL contest this season. The 31-year-old blueliner has one goal and 11 assists (12 points) in 46 games with Binghamton (AHL) and should head to Stockton.
The Flames have acquired Curtis Lazar and Mike Kostka from the Senators for Jyrki Jokipakka and a 2nd Round Pick.
Lazar has had a very difficult year that started with mono at the beginning of the season and never seemed to get it back on track. Lazar had three goals and one assist in 13 games with Binghamton (AHL) and one one assist in 33 games with the Senators. Following a few additions up front, Lazar would have been sitting or sent back down, so he gets a much-needed change of scenery as the Salmon Arm, British Columbia native heads to Alberta.
The Predators have acquired P.A. Parenteau from the Devils for 6th Round Pick.
Parenteau missed Monday’s game with a finger injury, but isn’t expected to miss a lot of time. The veteran winger seems to score wherever he goes and adds a little scoring depth to a hot Predators’ offence. Parenteau heads to Nashville with 13 goals and 14 assists (27 points) in 59 games this season.
The Flyers have acquired Valtteri Filppula, a 2017 4th round pick and a conditional 7th round pick in 2017 from the Lightning for Mark Streit.
At this point in his career, Filppula is more like No.3 centre, who is paid like a No.1 or No.2 centre and the Lightning needed to move him. They took on another big cap-hit in Streit to even things out for this season, but Streit’s deal is up at the end of the season. Filppula could land a No.2 centre role in Philly, bumping Brayden Schenn back to the wing—he comes in with 34 points (7G / 27A) in 59 games this season.
The Lightning have acquired Mark Streit from the Flyers for Valtteri Filppula, a 2017 4th round pick and a conditional 7th round pick in 2017.
Streit is an expiring contract with a large cap-hit that need to be moved in order for the Flyers to take on another large cap-hit in Valtteri Filppula. Streit is getting up there in age, but still has a lot to bring in terms of offence and power-play capability. Streit comes in with five goals and 16 assists (21 points) in 49 games this season.
The Avalanche have acquired Sven Andrighetto from the Canadiens for Andreas Martinsen.
Andrighetto has split his time between the AHL and NHL this season. He had eight points (2G / 6A) in 27 games with the Canadiens and 22 points (8G / 14A) in 20 games with St. John’s. The Canadiens were looking to get bigger so the moved a small forward in Andrighetto for a bigger player in Martinsen.
The Canadiens have acquired Andreas Martinsen from the Avalanche for Sven Andrighetto.
Martinsen has just three goals and four assists (seven points) in 55 games with the Avalanche this season. The Canadiens continue to try and make themselves a bigger team and Martinsen comes in at 6-foot-3 and 220 lbs.
The Devils have acquired Dalton Prout from the Blue Jackets for Kyle Quincey.
Prout has appeared in 15 games with the Blue Jackets this season, recording just three assists. In seven games with Cleveland, the rugged defenseman had two assists. He will likely serve as an extra defenseman with the Devils.