In a minor move, the Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenceman Simon Gysbers from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 5th round pick in 2013.
"We think Simon is a very underrated defenceman who has done nothing but be a rock in the AHL. He will get a chance to play in the NHL as a 6/7 rearguard and give our younger guys a bit more time to hone their skills."
The Dallas Stars are pleased to announce that the club has acquired Matthew Lombardi from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a conditional 3rd round draft pick in this years draft. The pick will become a 2nd round draft pick this year if the Stars reach the Stanley Cup Finals.
We will likely have a trade to announce at some point tonight.
If you need help on D, Toni Lydman is available for a forward on an expring contract. We have no problem to take on an overpaid guy as long as it is an expiring contract (it depends of the player we are talking about of course).
Viktor Fasth can go for a pick or a prospect.
I'm around for a couple hours for trade discussions.