The Rangers have acquired Joey Crabb from Florida for Steve Kampfer and Andrew Yogan.
Crabb, 31, has played 179 career NHL games for the Thrashers, Maple Leafs, Capitals and most recently the Panthers. He gives the Rangers fourth line depth or a solid AHLer and the 2-for-1 trade frees up a roster spot, likely for rookie Anthony Duclair who had a tremendous preseason.
Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that the hockey club has recalled forward Joey Crabb from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The Leafs also announced that forward Matt Frattin has been assigned to the Marlies.
Crabb has dominated the AHL with seven goals and 15 points over his first nine games, flanking top prospect Joe Colborne. He should add a more offensive touch to the Leafs third line.
Defencemen Keith Aulie and Matt Lashoff and forwards Darryl Boyce, Joey Crabb and Mike Zigomanis were all dropped from the Leafs roster on Monday as GM Brian Burke got his team down to the 23-man roster. Lashoff, Boyce and Crabb are on waivers in order to go to the minors.
No immediate fantasy hockey value while on waivers.