Trading frenzy: The Tampa Bay Lightning traded reigning NHL scoring leader Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers for their rugged captain, Ryan Callahan, in one of 20 trades that involved 38 players before Wednesday's deadline.
The Lightning also announced that Steven Stamkos has been cleared to play after being sidelined since November by a broken right shin. The Montreal Canadiens acquired winger Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders for a prospect before defeating the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in a shootout. Vanek will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. The Islanders gave up winger Matt Moulson and first- and second-round picks to get Vanek from Buffalo in late October. The Los Angeles Kings acquired right wing Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets for right wing Matt Frattin and two conditional picks. Gaborik, who has scored at least 40 goals in a season three times and 30 or more seven times, will be a free agent after the season. In a swap of goalies, the Washington Capitals acquired Jaroslav Halak from the Buffalo Sabres for Michal Neuvirth. Defenseman Rostislav Klesla also went to Buffalo, which had acquired Halak on Friday in a deal that sent goalie Ryan Miller to St. Louis. The Nashville Predators traded forward David Legwand to the Detroit Red Wings for a prospect and a draft pick. Legwand's contract expires after this season.
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