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NHL trade notebook: Blackhawks, Knights swap goalies

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames

The Chicago Blackhawks were very busy with last-hour deals before Monday’s NHL trade deadline, sending goaltender Robin Lehner to Las Vegas, defenseman Erik Gustafsson to Calgary and prospect Nathan Noel to Philadelphia.

In the Lehner deal, the Golden Knights sent goaltender Malcolm Subban (a pending restricted free agent), defenseman prospect Slava Demin and a second-round pick to Chicago and received Lehner and unsigned Toronto forward prospect Martins Dzierkals. The Maple Leafs received a fifth-round pick in 2020 for their part in the deal but will also retain a portion of Lehner’s salary.

Lehner signed a one-year, $5 million contract with Chicago in July. He has posted a 16-10-5 record with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 33 appearances (31 starts) this season.

Chicago sent Gustafsson, 27, to the Flames for a third-round pick. Gustafsson has six goals and 20 assists in 59 games this season after producing 17-43-60 (all career highs) last season.

In exchange for the 22-year-old Noel, the Blackhawks received defenseman T.J. Brennan from the Flyers.

Calgary also sent a 2021 fourth-round pick to Los Angeles for Kings defenseman Derek Forbort before trading defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Sharks for future considerations.

–The Carolina Hurricanes made a series of moves to improve both its offense and defense, first receiving forward Vincent Trocheck from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forwards Erik Haula and Lucas Wallmark and prospects Eetu Luostarinen and Chase Priskie.

Then the Hurricanes traded a first-round pick to the New York Rangers for 25-year-old defenseman Brady Skjei. Carolina also sent forward Janne Kuokkanen and defenseman Fredrik Claesson to New Jersey for blue-liner Sami Vatanen. The Devils also got a conditional fourth-round pick in the deal.

–The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Patrick Marleau from the San Jose Sharks for a conditional 2021 third-round pick, then added fellow forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Dominik Kahun.

Marleau, 40, has 10 goals and 10 assists in 58 games this season. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

–The Anaheim Ducks made a whopping six trades, most notably sending center Derek Grant to Philadelphia in exchange for forward Kyle Criscuolo and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, and trading forward Nick Ritchie to Boston for fellow forward Danton Heinen.

The Ducks also sent center Devin Shore to the Columbus Blue Jackets for winger Sonny Milano; traded right winger Daniel Sprong to the Washington Capitals for defenseman Christian Djoos; acquired defenseman Matt Irwin and a 2022 sixth-round pick from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Korbinian Holzer; and received defenseman Joel Persson from the Edmonton Oilers for minor league goalie Angus Redmond and a conditional 2022 seventh-round pick.

–The Oilers also acquired three other players in three separate trades: The club acquired speedy forward Andreas Athanasiou and veteran defenseman Mike Green from the Detroit Red Wings in a pair of trades earlier in the day, then added forward Tyler Ennis from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2021.

Detroit got back center Sam Gagner, forward Kyle Brodziak, two second-round picks and a conditional third- or fourth-round pick in exchange for Athanasiou and Green while also shipping minor league forward Ryan Kuffner to Edmonton.

–The New York Islanders acquired forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau from Ottawa in exchange for three draft picks (2020 conditional first-rounder, 2020 second, and 2022 conditional third). Pageau then agreed to a six-year, $30 million contract extension with their new acquisition.

–The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Nate Thompson to the Flyers for a fifth-round draft pick in 2021. Thompson, 35, has four goals and 10 assists in 63 games this season and is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

–New Jersey traded forward Wayne Simmonds to Buffalo for a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2021 that can become a fourth-rounder.

–The Senators sent forward Vladislav Namestnikov (13 goals, 12 assists in 56 games this season) to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2021.

–Toronto traded goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Calle Rosen.

–The Vancouver Canucks swapped goalies with New Jersey, acquiring Louis Domingue for minor-leaguer Zane McIntyre.

–The Islanders acquired defenseman Jordan Schmaltz from Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Lorito.

–The Arizona Coyotes traded for forward Markus Hannikainen, sending Columbus a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick.

–The Tampa Bay Lightning sent a 2020 first-round pick and forward Anthony Greco to San Jose for forward Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 third-round pick.

–The Golden Knights received forward Nick Cousins from Montreal for a 2021 fourth-round pick.

–The Panthers got defenseman Emil Djuse from the Dallas Stars for a 2020 sixth-round pick.

–Field Level Media