Yzerman announced in a press release on the Lightning's official site the team has traded forward Valtteri Filppula, along with a Fourth Round Pick and a Seventh Round Pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Mark Streit.
Per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, the deal will send a fourth round pick to the Lightning in exchange for Streit. Weal is eligible to play in the playoffs for the minor league side since he was sent down before the end of the trade deadline. It was reported by Canada's TVA Sports that Filppula was a part of a bigger deal with the Maple Leafs but rejected the trade.
The Lightning would likely have to sweeten the pot to move Filppula, such as adding a prospect or pick.
The Flyers will make that push with newcomer Valtteri Filppula, a 32-year-old veteran center who is expected to replace Brayden Schenn as the Flyers' second-line center. Tampa Bay also agreed to pay a portion of Streit's remaining salary, a necessity because Pittsburgh is up right against the salary cap.
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The expectation is Neuvirth will be exposed in June's Expansion draft protecting Anthony Stolarz.
This deal comes at the same time that it was revealed that the Penguins also acquired depth defenseman Frank Corrado - so combined with the addition of Ron Hainsey earlier in February from the Carolina Hurricanes, the team's holes should be plugged for now. If all conditions are met, the Flyers will have 12 picks in the upcoming draft, the most of any team.
Speaking of those superior Flyers rivals, the team making the most noise so far in what's actually been a fairly busy pre-deadline trading period is the Metro team that already was making the best case for Stanley Cup favorite.
Neuvirth signed a $5 million deal which breaks down to $2.5 million a year. A $1.45 million per year fourth liner?