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NHL trade deadline: Complete list of every move

NHL trade deadline: Complete list of every move

NHL trade deadline day arrived Monday.

Right before the 3 p.m. cutoff point, the Flyers sent Wayne Simmonds to the Predators (see story).

There was plenty of activity across the league, so let's look at all of the moves:

Hey, another Jets trade

6:02 p.m. — Winnipeg added depth by acquiring center Alex Broadhurst from the Blue Jackets for future considerations.

Broadhurst owns 330 games of AHL experience.

The Jets made six trades on the day.

Jets make another move

5:27 p.m. — Winnipeg traded for defenseman Nathan Beaulieu, sending away another draft pick, this one a 2019 sixth-round selection to the Sabres.

Beaulieu, the 17th overall pick of the 2011 draft, has seven points in 30 games this season.

Jets get Lindholm from Leafs

5:10 p.m. — Par Lindholm went from one playoff contender to another as the Jets acquired the forward from the Maple Leafs for center Nic Petan.

Lindholm has played 61 games in his first NHL season, while Petan played 108 games over four seasons in Winnipeg.

Del Zotto back with Schenn

5 p.m. — Former Flyer Michael Del Zotto will join his third team of the season and reunite with Brayden Schenn as the Blues acquired the defenseman from the Ducks for a 2019 sixth-round pick.

From Jan. 23 to Feb. 19, St. Louis won 11 straight games and now sits in playoff position.

Kiselevich joins Jets frenzy

4:47 p.m. — Winnipeg added a defenseman with KHL and NHL experience by trading a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Panthers for Bogdan Kiselevich.

The 29-year-old has eight points over 32 games in his first NHL season.

Wideman finds his 4th team

4:31 p.m. — Chris Wideman has played for the Senators, Oilers and Panthers this season and next up are the Penguins, who acquired the defenseman from Florida in exchange for center Jean-Sebastien Dea.

The Panthers will be Dea's third club this season.

Penguins nab a blueliner

4:30 p.m. — The Penguins are banged up on defense, so they added Erik Gudbranson from the Canucks in exchange for forward Tanner Pearson.

Gudbranson was a minus-27 in 57 games with Vancouver, while Pearson is headed to his third team this season.

Jets bring back a veteran

4:01 p.m. — The Central Division-leading Jets brought back 37-year-old forward Matt Hendricks from the Wild in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round pick.

Hendricks, who has 603 games under his belt, appeared in 60 last season for Winnipeg.

Bruins bring in Johansson

4 p.m. — The Bruins are eyeing a long postseason run and supplemented it by acquiring winger Marcus Johansson from the Devils in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round selection.

Johansson, who has 27 points in 48 games this season, can become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Boston was also a possible suitor for Simmonds.

Sharks, Canucks make prospect swap

3:50 p.m. — The Sharks and Canucks swapped prospects as San Jose acquired Jonathan Dahlen from Vancouver in exchange for Linus Karlsson.

Dahlen has 29 points in the AHL this season, while Karlsson is a 19-year-old playing in Sweden.

Simmonds era in Philly ends

3:05 p.m. — Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher eventually pulled the trigger on a Simmonds deal, acquiring winger Ryan Hartman and a 2020 fourth-round draft pick from Nashville, which turns into a third-rounder if the Predators win a first-round playoff series.

A pending unrestricted free agent, Simmonds played eight seasons in Philadelphia and was beloved by Flyers fans for his toughness and loyalty.

He was a productive player, too. He scored 30-plus goals in back-to-back seasons from 2015-17, was the league's second-best power-play goal scorer to only Alex Ovechkin and was named the 2017 All-Star Game MVP. Overall, he played 584 regular-season games with the Flyers and scored 203 goals.

Senators unload Stone

2:44 p.m. — Ottawa continued its deconstruction by sending leading scorer Mark Stone to the Golden Knights for Oscar Lindberg, Erik Brannstrom and a 2020 second-round pick.

The defending Western Conference champs got a whole lot better with the move as Stone has 28 goals and 34 assists in 59 games this season. According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, Stone said on TSN that he and Vegas have agreed to terms on an extension.

Predators land Granlund

2:40 p.m. — On top of Simmonds, Nashville also acquired Mikael Granlund from the Wild in exchange for winger Kevin Fiala.

Granlund, 26, is under contract next season and has 49 points in 63 games this season.

Flames bring in D help

2:32 p.m. — The Western Conference-leading Flames can really score the puck. At the deadline, they added to their defense by acquiring Oscar Fantenberg from the Kings in exchange for a conditional 2020 fourth-round pick.

Fantenberg, 27, has played 46 games this season, his second in the NHL.

Blue Jackets keep adding

1:53 p.m. — Columbus stayed busy Monday. The Blue Jackets tacked on in the afternoon by acquiring defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Rangers in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round pick and 2019 seventh-round pick.

McQuaid brings 498 games of experience to Columbus, a team the Flyers are trying to catch in the playoff race.

Avalanche snare Brassard

1:34 p.m. — Colorado entered Monday one point out of the Western Conference's second wild-card spot. To help with the playoff push, the Avalanche traded with the Panthers for center Derick Brassard. In the deal, Colorado also received a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick, while sending Florida a 2020 third-round selection.

Brassard, who has 19 points in 50 games, was traded from the Penguins to the Panthers earlier this month.

Panthers acquire an AHL forward

12:30 p.m. — The Panthers added forward Cliff Pu from the Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations.

Pu had six points in 44 games for AHL affiliate Charlotte.

Former Flyer Weal traded again

11:40 a.m. — Jordan Weal is on the move again. After being traded from the Flyers to the Coyotes in January, Weal was shipped to the Canadiens in exchange for center Michael Chaput.

The 26-year-old pending unrestricted free agent had one goal and one assist in 19 games with Arizona, playing only 10:57 minutes per game.

Rangers send Hayes to Jets

11:11 a.m. — After trading forward Mats Zuccarello to the Stars on Saturday, the Rangers dealt another one of their top scorers, sending winger Kevin Hayes to the Jets for a 2019 first-round pick, forward Brendan Lemieux and a conditional 2022 fourth-round pick.

Hayes was third on the Rangers with 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) in 51 games.

Blue Jackets add Kinkaid

9:33 a.m. — The Blue Jackets are fighting to secure a playoff berth and added goalie depth for the stretch run by acquiring Keith Kinkaid from the Devils for a 2022 fifth-round pick.

Kinkaid, a 29-year-old set to be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, gives Columbus some insurance behind Sergei Bobrovsky.

Ducks, Senators make deal

12:28 a.m. — The NHL bottom-feeding Senators continued their moves, sending defenseman Patrick Sieloff to the Ducks for left winger Brian Gibbons. 

Gibbons has played 44 games this season, while Sieloff is a 24-year-old prospect.

Sharks acquire Nyquist

12:21 a.m. — The Sharks, in second place of the Pacific Division, added winger Gustav Nyquist from the Red Wings for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 third-round pick.

Nyquist has 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) in 62 games this season.

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Shorthanded Flyers can't keep up with Avalanche to begin road trip

Shorthanded Flyers can't keep up with Avalanche to begin road trip

BOX SCORE

From the moment it was announced that Oskar Lindblom would miss Wednesday night's game, the Flyers' chances at Pepsi Center felt bleak.

No Lindblom, no Travis Konecny and facing the NHL's highest-scoring team in its building was not a promising script for the Flyers, who lost to the Avalanche, 3-1.

In stretches this season, the Flyers have struggled to bury goals. And that has been with Lindblom and Konecny — their two leading goal-scorers at 11 apiece — in the lineup.

The Flyers (17-9-5) did some good things but Colorado finished plays behind its world class talent up top.

The Avalanche (20-8-3) are on an eight-game point streak (7-0-1) in which they've scored 4.13 goals per game.

• Without Konecny (concussion) and Lindblom (upper body), the Flyers had difficulty putting the puck in the net. They were going to have to put up some goals against the Avalanche, who entered scoring an NHL-best 3.70 goals per game. For the second time in the last three games, the Flyers scored only one goal.

The lone tally came from Claude Giroux when the Flyers were trailing 3-0 with just over five minutes remaining in regulation.

• Following a first period in which they survived, especially in the back half of it thanks to Carter Hart, the Flyers actually played a solid second period. At one point during the middle stanza, the Flyers were outshooting Colorado 11-0.

But as the Flyers kept pushing to no avail, the Avalanche changed the whole complexion of the period with one play by their two best weapons. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen hooked up for a nasty marker to make it 2-0 with 3:55 left in the period, a deflating goal to allow for the Flyers.

Considering Colorado was 14-0-1 when leading after the middle period, the Flyers were in a serious hole, even after a hard-working period.

• Hart, who entered 8-2-2 with a 1.96 goals-against average and .928 save percentage over his last 12 starts, faced the Avalanche for the first time in his career.

He made a highlight-reel save and gave the Flyers a fighting chance in tough circumstances.

The 21-year-old has been impressive during the first period all season long, allowing the Flyers to find their legs and rhythm. He converted 12 of his 24 saves in the opening stanza against Colorado.

On the Avalanche's first-period goal, Scott Laughton won a defensive zone faceoff but the Flyers failed to clear the puck, resulting in Matt Calvert's tally.

Rantanen added his second goal early in the third period and that was pretty much the game.

Colorado goalie Pavel Francouz, who came in 5-0-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .926 save percentage over his last eight games (six starts), finished with 32 stops.

• When Philippe Myers (back spasms, day to day) is ready to return, Robert Hagg should be the odd man out on defense. Shayne Gostisbehere has found some of his offensive mojo and Myers has shown way too much promise to be sitting when healthy.

A stay-at-home guy like Hagg was far too noticeable against the Avalanche. He committed a penalty and was a minus-2 in 15:21 minutes.

• David Kase was summoned to Denver this morning to make his NHL debut and become the ninth rookie to play for the Flyers this season

The 22-year-old winger had a nice scoring chance and two shots in 7:47 minutes. 

• The Flyers head to the old stomping grounds of general manager Chuck Fletcher and assistant general manager Brent Flahr when they visit the Wild on Saturday (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

Fletcher was the GM in Minnesota from 2009 to 2018 and Flahr was his AGM from 2010 to 2018.

The Flyers have not lost consecutive games in regulation since Oct. 27-29.

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Flyers at Avalanche: Live stream, storylines, game time and more

Flyers at Avalanche: Live stream, storylines, game time and more

As one of the NHL's best teams since Nov. 1 (12-3-4, 28 points), the Flyers now face a new challenge.

Alain Vigneault's undermanned group begins a three-game road trip Wednesday as the Flyers (17-8-5) visit the Avalanche (19-8-3).

Let's get into the essentials:

When: 9:30 p.m. ET
Where: Pepsi Center
Broadcast: NBC Sports Network
Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com

• The Flyers are without Travis Konecny (concussion, out indefinitely), Oskar Lindblom (upper body, out tonight), Philippe Myers (back spasms, day to day), Michael Raffl (broken right pinkie finger, out approximately four weeks) and Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder, out indefinitely).

"Injuries are a part of a season. You have to expect it," Vigneault said Monday. "Then you need somebody else to step up."

More than ever this season, the Flyers will be looking to Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Sean Couturier, Kevin Hayes and James van Riemsdyk to produce among the forwards.

The Flyers are 10-2-1 when Hayes records a point and 9-1-0 when van Riemsdyk records a point.

• Not only are the Flyers severely shorthanded Wednesday night, but they're also facing the NHL's highest-scoring club. The Avalanche lead the league with 3.70 goals per game. Their top line of Nathan MacKinnon (47 points in 30 games), Mikko Rantanen (18 points in 14 games) and Gabriel Landeskog (nine points in 14 games) is scary.

"We know going into Colorado, we're going to have to be careful versus their top unit," Vigneault said Tuesday. "[Monday] night, they seemed to load up. That's one of the best lines in hockey."

• Carter Hart will face the Avalanche for the first time in his career.

The 21-year-old goalie is 8-2-2 with a 1.96 goals-against average and .928 save percentage over his last 12 starts.

Projected lineup

Forwards

Claude Giroux-Sean Couturier-Jakub Voracek
James van Riemsdyk-Morgan Frost-Tyler Pitlick
Scott Laughton-Kevin Hayes-Joel Farabee
David Kase-Mikhail Vorobyev-Chris Stewart

Defensemen

Ivan Provorov-Matt Niskanen
Travis Sanheim-Justin Braun
Shayne Gostisbehere-Robert Hagg

Goalies

Carter Hart
Brian Elliott

 

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