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Leafs’ Mikkelson signs in Swedish League

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Another player has left the Leafs organization to try his hand overseas — on Friday, Swedish League outfit Lulela announced that Brendan Mikkelson had agreed to a contract.

Mikkelson, 27, spent all of last season with the AHL’s Marlies after attending Leafs camp on a PTO. He went on to score 23 points in 60 American League games; it was actually his second tour of duty with Toronto, as he also played for the Marlies during the 2009-10 campaign.

The 31st overall pick at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Mikkelson had previously spent time with the Anaheim, Calgary and Tampa Bay organizations, appearing in over 130 career contests.

As mentioned above, Mikkelson is the latest Leaf to leave the organization. Last week, Joakim Lindstrom — acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline — announced he was signing with KHL club SKA St. Petersburg.

Report: Leafs’ Lindstrom signs in KHL

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs

Joakim Lindstrom’s return to North American was a brief one.

On Friday, Swedish outlet Hockey Sverige reported that Lindstrom, who returned to the NHL this season with St. Louis — before getting traded to Toronto — has signed with KHL club SKA St. Petersburg.

The 31-year-old, who spent time with the Blue Jackets, Coyotes and Avalanche in his first North American tour, signed with the Blues last summer following three very productive years with Skelleftea of the Swedish League.

While he was OK in St. Louis (six points in 34 games), he didn’t have a significant presence and wasn’t a lineup regular, eventually getting flipped to the Leafs at the deadline as part of the Olli Jokinen trade.

With Toronto, Lindstrom scored four points in 19 games, averaging 10:30 TOI per night.

Lindstrom is expected to fill the gap at SKA left by Artemi Panarin, who recently signed with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Video: Sens’ Anderson denies Lindstrom on penalty shot

Craig Anderson, Joakim Lindstrom

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, who has been battling a deep bone bruise on his right hand, is making his first start since March 10 tonight and was tested early.

Leafs’ forward Joakim Lindstrom was hauled down by Sens’ defenseman Patrick Wiercioch and awarded a penalty shot.

PHT’s 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker

Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers

Our running list of all the deals leading up to 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Mar. 2…

Monday, Mar. 2

To Boston: Zack Phillips
To Minnesota: Jared Knight

To Anaheim: Korbinian Holzer
To Toronto: Eric Brewer, 5th-round pick (’15) (link)

To Anaheim: James Wisniewski, 3rd-round pick (’15)
To Columbus: William Karlsson, Rene Bourque and 2nd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Boston: Max Talbot, Paul Carey
To Colorado: Jordan Caron, 6th-round pick (’16) (link)

To Vancouver: Sven Baertschi
To Calgary: 2nd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Anaheim: Simon Despres
To Pittsburgh: Ben Lovejoy (link)

To St. Louis: Olli Jokinen
To Toronto: Joakim Lindstrom, 6th-round pick (conditional, ’15) (link)

To Minnesota: Chris Stewart
To Buffalo: 2nd-round pick (’17) (link)

To Montreal: Torrey Mitchell
To Buffalo: Jack Nevins, 7th-round pick (’16) (link)

To Arizona Coyotes: David Leggio
To New York Islanders: Mark Louis (link)

To Minnesota: Jordan Leopold
To Columbus: Justin Falk, 5th-round pick (’15) (link)

To Vancouver: Cory Conacher
To New York Islanders: Dustin Jeffrey (link)

To St. Louis: Roberto Bortuzzo, 7th-round pick (’16)
To Pittsburgh: Ian Cole (link)

To San Jose: Karl Stollery
To Colorado: Freddie Hamilton (link)

To New York Islanders: Michal Neuvirth
To Buffal Sabres: Chad Johnson, 3rd-round pick (’16) (link)

To New York Islanders: Tyler Kennedy
To San Jose Sharks: 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’16) (link)

To Detroit: Marek Zidlicky
To New Jersey: 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’16) (link)

To San Jose: Ben Smith, 7th round pick (’17, conditional)
To Chicago: Andrew Desjardins (link)

To St. Louis: Zbynek Michalek, 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’15)
To Arizona: Maxim Letunov (link)

To Montreal: Brian Flynn
To Buffalo: 5th-round pick (’16) (link)

To Montreal: Jeff Petry
To Edmonton: 2nd-round pick (’15), 5th-round pick (conditional, ’15) (link)

To Tampa Bay: Braydon Coburn
To Philly: Radko Gudas, 1st-round pick (’15), 3rd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Boston: Brett Connolly
To Tampa Bay: 2nd-round pick (’15), 2nd round-pick (’16) (link)

Sunday, Mar. 1

To Detroit: Erik Cole, 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’15)
To Dallas: Mattias Janmark, Mattias Backman, 2nd-round pick (’15) (link)

To New York Rangers: James Sheppard
To San Jose: 4th-round pick (’16) (link)

To Winnipeg: Lee Stempniak
To New York Rangers: Carl Klingberg (link)

To New York Rangers: Keith Yandle, Chris Summers, 4th-round pick (’15)
To Arizona: John Moore, Anthony Duclair, 1st-round pick (conditional, ’16), 2nd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Washington: Curtis Glencross
To Calgary: 2nd-round pick (’15), 3rd-round pick (’15) (link)

Saturday, Feb. 28

To Chicago: Antoine Vermette
To Arizona: Klas Dahlbeck, 1st-round pick (’15) (link)

To Anaheim: Tomas Fleischmann
To Florida: Dany Heatley, 3rd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Washington: Tim Gleason
To Carolina: Jack Hillen, 4th-round pick (’15) (link)

Friday, Feb. 27

To Chicago: Kimmo Timonen
To Philly: 2nd-round pick (’15), 4th-round pick (conditional, ’16) (link)

Thursday, Feb. 26

To Columbus: David Clarkson
To Toronto: Nathan Horton (link)

To Florida: Jaromir Jagr
To New Jersey: 2nd-round pick (’15), 3rd-round pick (’16) (link)

To Toronto: T.J. Brennan
To Chicago: Spencer Abbott (link)

To St. Louis: Adam Cracknell
To Columbus: Future considerations (link)

Wednesday, Feb. 25

To Los Angeles: Andrej Sekera
To Carolina: Roland McKeown, 1st-round pick (conditional, ’15 or ’16) (link)

To Pittsburgh: Daniel Winnik
To Toronto: Zach Sill, 2nd-round pick (’16), 4th-round pick (’15) (link)

To Winnipeg: Jiri Tlusty
To Carolina: 3rd-round pick (’16), 6th-round pick (conditional, ’15) (link)

Tuesday, Feb. 24

To Minnesota: Sean Bergenheim, 7th-round pick (’16)
To Florida: 3rd-round pick (’16) (link)

To Anaheim: Jiri Sekac
To Montreal: Devante-Smith Pelly (link)

Sunday, Feb. 15

To Nashville: Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli
To Toronto: Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic, 1st-round pick (’15) (link)

Wednesday, Feb. 11

To Dallas: Jhonas Enroth
To Buffalo: Anders Lindback, 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’16) (link)

To Buffalo: Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, Jason Kasdorf
To Winnipeg: Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, 1st-round pick (’15) (link)

Leafs flip Jokinen to Blues

Toronto Maple Leafs v Carolina Hurricanes

Not even a month after acquiring him from Nashville, the Toronto Maple Leafs have flipped Olli Jokinen to the St. Louis Blues.

Jokinen will provide bottom-six depth for the Blues, in return for forward Joakim Lindstrom, 31, and a conditional sixth-round draft pick.

Assuming he can crack the lineup, the 36-year-old will also get to participate in the playoffs for just the second time in his lengthy career. He played six postseason games for Calgary in 2009.

“In 1997 I got drafted and since that year I’ve been dreaming about winning a Cup,” Jokinen said recently, per the National Post. “You put all the work in and that’s the goal. Any player that’s played at this level, that’s what everyone wants … but it gets harder and harder every year.”

Jokinen has three goals and four assists in 54 games this season. He only suited up six times for Toronto, registering one assist.