Columbus has agreed to send Mark Letestu to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defensive prospect Martin Marincin + 3rd '13 + 4th '13. We thank Mark for his time here in Columbus and believe he is a good young player however in the grand scheme of things, taking a player off of waivers from Pittsburgh and turning him into a top defensive prospect + (2) picks is great asset management. Maybe the Rangers should take notice?
__________________ "With the amount of complaining about officiating, from fans of every team after basically every game, you would think people would eventually realize that the only thing consistent about officiating in the NHL is inconsistency." - ThirdManIn
The Lightning are very happy to announce the acquisition of defenseman Jonas Brodin, who joins a young core group of blossoming defensemen here in Tampa. We felt Ryan's best interests laid with another contender.
Forward Matt Cullen was included for salary purposes.