The Sharks have acquired Nick Spaling and Roman Polak from the Maple Leafs for Raffi Torres, a 2017 second round pick and 2018 second round pick.
Spaling picked up seven points (1G / 6A) in 35 games this season. Spaling was picked up in the Phil Kessel trade and is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. He provides the Sharks with bottom-6 depth.
Spaling (upper-body) is expected to play on Monday vs. Boston.
Spaling has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, but is expected to return to the lineup on Monday vs. the Bruins. Spaling will centre the Maple Leafs third line, he has two assists in 15 games this season.
Spaling (undisclosed) will play on Monday vs. Dallas.
Spaling missed the last three games, but will be back in the Maple Leafs’ lineup on Monday vs. the Stars. Spaling will centre the third line with Joffrey Lupul and Daniel Winnik on his wings. He has one assist in seven games this season.
The Maple Leafs acquired Nick Spaling, Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington, a 2016 1st round pick and a 2016 3rd round pick from the Penguins for Phil Kessel, Tim Erixon, Tyler Biggs and a 2016 2nd round pick.
The Penguins and Nick Spaling avoid arbitration hearing agreeing on two-year, $4.4 million deal.
Spaling, 25, was a restricted free-agent who came over with Patric Hornqvist from Nashville in the James Neal trade. He had 13 goals and 19 assists (32 points) in 71 games with the Predators last season. With the Preds, Spaling played on both the power-play and penalty-kill, but will likely see a reduced offensive role on a talented Penguins team.
The Penguins have acquired Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from Nashville for James Neal.
Spaling, who is a pending a restricted free-agent, had a strong season with the Predators in 2013-14. He goes to Pittsburgh where he will find himself in a third or fourth-line role. If he can repeat the 13 goals and 19 assists (32 points) in 71 games he had last season, the Pens will be more than happy.
The Predators have activated Nick Spaling (lower-body) from injured reserve.
Spaling missed the last five games with a lower-body injury, but will play tonight in Pittsburgh. His return will be overshadowed by the return of Pekka Rinne, but Spaling has been an important player for the Preds this season. He ranks ninth on the team in points with 22 (10G / 12A) and second on the team at plus-2.