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PHT’s 2017 Trade Deadline Tracker

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Here’s the full list of deals made prior to the Wednesday, March 1 3 p.m. EST trade deadline..

Mar. 1

To Chicago: F Kenton Helgesen, 2019 7th-round pick
To Anaheim: F Spencer Abbot, F Sam Carrick (link)

To Pittsburgh: D Mark Streit
To Tampa Bay: ’18 4th-round pick (link)

To Boston: F Drew Stafford
To Winnipeg: conditional 6th-round pick (link)

To Dallas: D Dillon Heatherington
To Columbus: F Lauri Korpikoski (link)

To Pittsburgh: D Frank Corrado
To Toronto: F Eric Fehr, D Steve Oleksy, ’17 4th-round pick (link)

To Calgary: F Curtis Lazar, D Mike Kostka
To Ottawa: D Jyrki Jokipakka, 2nd-round pick (link)

To Nashville: F P.A. Parenteau
To New Jersey: 6th-round draft pick (link)

To Tampa Bay: D Mark Streit
To Philadelphia: F Valtteri Filppula, ’17 4th-round pick, ’17 conditional 7th-round pick (link)

To Montreal: F Andreas Martinsen
To Colorado: F Sven Andrighetto (link)

To Columbus: D Kyle Quincey
To New Jersey: D Dalton Prout (link)

To New York Rangers: F Taylor Beck
To Edmonton Oilers: F Justin Fontaine (link)

To Tampa Bay: G Mike McKenna
To Florida: G Adam Wilcox (link)

To Los Angeles: F Jarome Iginla
To Colorado: ’18 conditional 4th-round pick (link)

To Montreal: F Dwight King
To Los Angeles: ’18 4th-round pick (link)

To Florida: F Thomas Vanek
To Detroit: ’17 3rd-round pick, D Dylan McIlrath (link)

To Colorado: G Joe Cannata
To Washington: D Cody Corbett (link)

To Colorado: F Brendan Ranford
To Arizona: F Joe Whitney (link)

Feb. 28

To Montreal: F Steve Ott
To Detroit: ’18 6th-round pick (link)

To San Jose: F Jannik Hansen
To Vancouver: F Nikolay Goldobin, ’17 conditional 4th-round pick (link)

To Edmonton: F David Desharnais
To Montreal: D Brandon Davidson (link)

To Chicago: D Johnny Oduya
To Dallas: F Mark McNeill, ’18 conditional 4th-round pick (link)

To New York Rangers: F Daniel Catenacci
To Buffalo: D Mat Bodie (link)

To Ottawa: F Viktor Stalberg
To Carolina: ’17 3rd-round pick (link)

To New York Rangers: D Brendan Smith
To Detroit: ’17 3rd-round pick, ’18 2nd-round pick (link)

Feb. 27

To Washington: D Kevin Shattenkirk, G Pheonix Copley
To St. Louis: F Zach Sanford, F Brad Malone, ’17 1st-round pick, ’19 conditional 2nd-round pick (link)

To Ottawa: F Alex Burrows
To Vancouver: F Jonathan Dahlen (link)

To Montreal: D Jordie Benn
To Dallas: D Greg Pateryn, ’17 4th-round pick (link)

To Toronto: F Brian Boyle
To Tampa Bay: F Byron Froese, ’17 2nd-round pick (link)

To Arizona: F Teemu Pulkkinen
To Minnesota: Future considerations (link)

Feb. 26

To Minnesota: F Martin Hanzal, F Ryan White, ’17 4th-round pick
To Arizona: ’17 1st-round pick, ’18 2nd-round pick, ’19 conditional 4th-round pick, F Grayson Downing (link)

To Los Angeles: G Ben Bishop, ’17 5th-round pick
To Tampa Bay: G Peter Budaj, D Erik Cernak, ’17 7th-round pick, ’17 conditional pick (link)

Feb. 24

To Anaheim: F Patrick Eaves
To Dallas: ’17 conditional 2nd-round pick (link)

To Chicago: F Tomas Jurco
To Detroit: ’17 3rd-round pick (link)

Feb. 23

To Pittsburgh: D Ron Hainsey
To Carolina: F Danny Kristo, ’17 2nd-round pick (link)

Feb. 20

To Calgary: D Michael Stone
To Arizona: ’18 3rd-round pick, ’18 conditional 5th-round pick (link)

Feb. 18

To Toronto: F Sergey Kalinin
To New Jersey: D Viktor Loov (link)

Feb. 15

To Washington: D Tom Gilbert
To Los Angeles: ’17 conditional 5th-round pick (link)

Feb. 4

To Nashville: F Vernon Fiddler
To New Jersey: ’17 4th-round pick (link)

Leafs add another veteran forward, get Fehr from Pittsburgh

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Toronto wanted to “reward” its young players by bringing in a veteran presence like Brian Boyle ahead of today’s deadline.

And now they’re getting rewarded again.

Eric Fehr, waived by the Penguins earlier this week, has been acquired by the Leafs along with d-man Steve Oleksy and a fourth-round pick at this year’s draft, per TSN.

Pittsburgh receives d-man Frank Corrado, and the cap/roster space to orchestrate a deal that will bring Mark Streit into the fold (more on that in a subsequent post).

Fehr, 31, is in the second of a three-year, $6 million deal with a $2M cap hit. He’s appeared in 52 games this season, scoring six goals and 11 points while averaging just under 11 minutes a night.

He was also a regular in last year’s Stanley Cup run, scoring three times in 23 games.

Though his role decreased, Fehr was still frequently used by head coach Mike Sullivan — albeit in a more limited capacity. He is a good PK contributor, and can play both center and wing.

Pens waive tough guy Oleksy

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Steve Oleksy, the rugged Pittsburgh blueliner that’s appeared in nine games this season, has been placed on waivers, per ESPN.

Oleksy, 30, has been up with the Pens for a while, but his presence in the lineup’s been sporadic. He’s sat as a healthy scratch on a number of occasions, and hasn’t dressed since getting just over 10 minutes in a loss to Ottawa on Jan. 12.

A veteran of 71 career NHL contests, Oleksy caught on with the Pens organization in ’15-16 following a lengthy stint with the Caps. He’s been a willing combatant throughout his professional career, which included a career-high 14 scraps (three NHL, 11 AHL) during the ’12-13 campaign.

Today’s move could suggest that fellow d-man Kris Letang, out since mid-January with a knee injury, is close to returning. Letang took part in Tuesday’s morning skate, though Pens head coach Mike Sullivan didn’t provide a specific date for Letang’s return.

 

Pouliot knows Pens have ‘really tough roster to crack,’ and now’s his chance to do it

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When the Pens made Derrick Pouliot the eighth overall pick in 2012, they did so with the impression he’d blossom into a quality NHL defenseman.

Four years later, they’re still waiting — so is Pouliot, for that matter — which is why the next few weeks are vitally important. With Kris Letang and Trevor Daley sidelined (week-to-week) by injuries, the 22-year-old has a big opportunity for significant playing time.

“This is a really tough roster to crack,” Pouliot said, per the Post-Gazette. “It is a really big opportunity to kind of show coaches and management what I can do. They’re [Letang and Daley] not going to be out for very long, so I’ve got a short period to do it.”

Pouliot’s played a grand total of three NHL games this year, missing extended time with a back injury. That ailment did allow him to log some important minutes in AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during a conditioning stint, rather than “just sitting around” in Pittsburgh (his words, not ours).

In Saturday’s OT loss to the Leafs, Pens head coach Mike Sullivan rolled a defensive unit comprised of Pouliot, Ian Cole, Brian Dumoulin, Olli Maatta, Steve Oleksy and Justin Schultz. Pouliot finished with a healthy 19:19 TOI, which included a career-high 3:03 on the penalty kill.

This really is the time for Pouliot to try and make his mark. There’s always been considerable pressure on him, given his lofty draft position and what the Pens gave up (Jordan Staal, essentially) to get into that spot.

But now, there’s an added dimension. Several of his draft mates are well ahead in their development, including the blueliner taken one spot later — Jacob Trouba, who has six points in 19 games for the Jets since ending his holdout, while averaging just under 24 minutes per night.

Related: Under Pressure: Derrick Pouliot

Letang out a ‘couple of weeks’ with lower-body injury

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Kris Letang is hurt again. The Penguins’ best defenseman will miss “a couple of weeks” with a lower-body injury, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Letang logged 26:23 of ice time in last night’s 4-3 OT victory over the Bruins. It’s not clear how he got injured, though he did take a hit from David Backes that could’ve caused the issue.

With no Letang, expect to see Justin Schultz‘s role increase over the next two weeks. It may also be an opportunity for young Derrick Pouliot, who’s currently in the AHL with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Steve Oleksy was a healthy scratch versus Boston, so the Penguins do have six healthy defensemen, even without Letang.

The Pens have five games before the Christmas break, starting Friday when they host Los Angeles.

Letang missed five games in October with an upper-body injury. Pittsburgh went 4-1-0 without him.

Related: Pouliot’s goal is to become ‘full-time player’ for Penguins