There has been a flurry of rumors and trades leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline at 3:00 pm ET today, as contending teams look to add another piece to help their run towards the Stanley Cup, while others are looking to part ways with disgruntled players or impending free agents. To help you sort through the madness, here's a summary of everything you need to know:
Jonathan Drouin to the Blues
Jonathan Drouin requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning months ago, and it appears that the saga is coming to an end. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Lightning are preparing to trade him to the St. Louis Blues before the deadline.
Drouin to STL.— Pierre LeBrun (@RealESPNLeBrun) February 29, 2016
Fabbri, Jaskin and a 2018 2nd go to Tampa for Drouin. Trade call should be done by 2.— Pierre LeBrun (@RealESPNLeBrun) February 29, 2016
Unless the deal falls apart at the last moment, Drouin will be the newest member of the Blues. He only has eight points in 19 appearances with the Lightning this season after spending most of this year in the AHL.
Coyotes trade Mikkel Boedker to Avalanche
Forward Mikkel Boedker was one of the top forwards available at the the deadline, and the Colorado Avalanche moved quickly to acquire him. The Arizona Coyotes traded Boedker to the Avalanche in exchange for veteran forward Alex Tanguay, defenseman Kyle Wood, and 2014 first-round pick Conner Bleackley.
Boedker will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason after spending the first seven and a half years in the league with the Coyotes until he was traded. He has 13 goals and 26 assists this season.
Loui Eriksson to the Wild
Can confirm that Boston is sending Loui Eriksson to Minnesota in exchange for Jonas Brodin, Alex Tuch and a 2017 third rounder. Big price.— Pierre LeBrun (@RealESPNLeBrun) February 29, 2016
While the Wild will emerge as one of the winners of the deadline for making this trade, Tampa Bay was reportedly close to acquiring him.
Boston is deciding between offers from Tampa Bay and Minnesota. Loui Eriksson WILL be dealt before 3 pm tomorrow, I'm told.— Pierre LeBrun (@RealESPNLeBrun) February 29, 2016
Eriksson has recorded 48 points, including 23 goals, in 63 games with the Bruins so far this season.
Islanders, Leafs working on deal around Parenteau?
Islanders and Leafs going back-forth on P.A. Parenteau. Toronto wants a 2nd. Isles really want player but not ready to pay that price. Yet.— gary lawless (@garylawless) February 29, 2016
Though the two sides haven't reached an agreement yet, they are still working to get a deal done before the deadline. Parenteau has recorded 32 points in 60 games with the Maple Leafs so far this season.Back to the NHL Newsfeed