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The Latest: Boston Bruins pick up Devils' forward Johansson

By The News · 28 of February 2019 15:12:47
AP Photo,, No available, Boston Bruins celebrate after right wing David Backes, left, scored against the Vegas Golden Knights during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest on the NHL’s trade deadline day (all times Eastern):

4:15 p.m.

The New Jersey Devils have traded forward Marcus Johansson to the Boston Bruins for a second-round pick this year and a fourth-round pick next season.

The Bruins approached the trade deadline looking to improve their scoring behind their top line. They pick up a player in the 28-year-old Johansson who has appeared in 48 games with the Devils this season, totaling 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points.

Johansson was originally selected by the Washington Capitals 24th overall in the first round in 2009. He had his best offensive season in 2016-17 with Washington, recording 24 goals and 34 assists for 58 points with a plus-25 rating while playing in all 82 regular season games.

Johansson is in the final season of a three-year, $13.8 million deal he signed with the Capitals. New Jersey will retain 40 percent of his remaining salary.


4 p.m.

Center Derick Brassard is changing dressing rooms after being traded from the Florida Panthers to the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avalanche acquired Brassard and a conditional sixth-round pick from the Panthers for a 2020 third-round pick. Colorado only gets the sixth-round pick if it re-signs Brassard, who is a pending free agent.

Brassard took the ice in Denver for the Panthers’ morning skate but was pulled off and could face his former team on Monday night.

This is the second time Brassard has been traded in the past month after going from Pittsburgh to Florida. It’s his fifth trade in the past six years.


3:35 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have brought in some help for their injury ravaged blue line, acquiring defenseman Erik Gudbranson from Vancouver in exchange for forward Tanner Pearson.

Gudbranson gives Pittsburgh needed depth at defense with three of its top six currently sidelined. Olli Maatta is out indefinitely with an upper body injury. Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin will both miss Tuesday’s game in Columbus after getting hurt during an overtime loss to Philadelphia on Saturday. Letang is considered day to day with an upper body injury and Dumoulin is dealing with a concussion.

The 27-year-old Gudbranson had two goals and six assists this season for the Canucks. He is signed through the 2020-21 season.

Pittsburgh acquired Pearson in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings last November but he struggled to gain traction. Pearson had nine goals and five assists in 44 games with the Penguins.


3:15 p.m.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the New York Rangers in exchange for fourth- and seventh-round draft picks this year.

After adding two top forwards and a goaltender before the trade deadline, the Blue Jackets filled another need with the 32-year-old veteran blueliner. McQuaid has appeared in 33 games this season, with two goals and three assists.

He spent the first nine years of his career with Boston until being traded to the Rangers last summer. He missed 21 games because of a lower-body injury earlier this season.

Columbus got forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from Ottawa over the weekend and traded for New Jersey goaltender Keith Kinkaid on Monday.

Star forward Artemi Panarin and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky were the center of Columbus trade talks because the unrestricted free agents have declined to sign extensions with the team. But no deals materialized.


3:05 p.m.

Star forward Mark Stone says on TSN in Canada he has agreed to a contract extension with the Vegas Golden Knights after being traded by Ottawa.

It was not immediately clear the full terms of the trade that came in just before Monday’s deadline. Stone said he agreed to an extension with Vegas but hadn’t signed it yet.

Stone was the best rental player available left on deadline day. He has 28 goals and 34 assists for 62 points through 59 games and gives the defending Western Conference champions some significant scoring punch.


2:30 p.m.

The Calgary Flames have added some depth to their blue line by acquiring defenseman Oscar Fantenberg from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2020.

The 27-year-old Swede has four goals and eight assists in 73 career NHL games over the last two seasons with the Kings.

The Flames lead the Western Conference and the Pacific Division, three points ahead of the San Jose Sharks. The Kings are at the bottom of the standings in the West.


12:45 p.m.

New Winnipeg Jets center Kevin Hayes expected to be traded from the rebuilding New York Rangers after signing a one-year deal last summer.

He says he is excited to get back to playing for a Stanley Cup contender after the Rangers shifted toward a youth movement. Hayes thinks he will fit in well in the middle of a “big, heavy team” like Winnipeg, which has skill on the wing in the form of Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine.

After the Jets traded a 2019 first-round pick, forward Brendan Lemieux and a conditional 2022 fourth-round pick to the Rangers, a photo surfaced on social media of Hayes wearing an original Jets jersey before that franchise moved to Winnipeg. Hayes is a cousin of former Jets forward Keith Tkachuk, who was among the first to call him after the deal.


11:40 a.m.

The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired Michael Chaput in a trade that sends Jordan Weal to the Montreal Canadiens in a swap of centers.

Weal joins his second team in two months after the Los Angeles Kings traded him to Arizona on Jan. 11. The 26-year-old Weal had a goal and assist in 19 games with Arizona and has totaled four goals and seven assists in 47 games this season.

He was selected by Los Angeles in the third round of the 2010 draft, and has 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 153 career NHL games.

Chaput joins his fourth team since breaking into the NHL in 2013-14 with Columbus. He has five assists in 32 games for the Canadiens, who signed him as a free agent last summer after two seasons in Vancouver. Overall, he has six goals and 16 assists in 167 career games.


11:15 a.m.

The New York Rangers have traded center Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets for forward Brendan Lemieux, a 2019 first-round pick and a conditional 2022 fourth-round pick.

The conditional pick only goes to New York if Winnipeg wins the Stanley Cup this spring. Hayes gives the Jets depth down the middle as they try to become the first Canadian-based team to win the Cup since 1993.

An injury to defenseman Josh Morrissey on Sunday night could also force Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff to make a move or two to shore up his blue line.

The rebuilding Rangers earlier sent forward Mats Zuccarello to Dallas for conditional second- and third-round picks. They could also trade defenseman Adam McQuaid before the deadline.


9 a.m.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils got the dealing started early on NHL trade deadline day.

Columbus acquired goaltender Keith Kinkaid from New Jersey for a 2022 fifth-round pick. Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says his team is strong in goal with Sergei Bobrovsky and Joonas Korpisalo but that Kinkaid provides some depth.

This is the Blue Jackets’ third trade in the past four days after acquiring forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel in separate deals with the Ottawa Senators. Kekalainen also may not be done making moves ahead of the deadline Monday, though he said Sunday it would take a significant offer with short-term help to trade pending free agent winger Artemi Panarin.

Wingers Mark Stone of the Senators, Marcus Johansson of the Devils and Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers were also considered trade possibilities.


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