Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A deep breath and back to work

Hour four of the deadline marathon sees only a couple of deals unfold, with Ottawa finally showing signs of movement towards the end of the hour. No major names but some interesting pieces of the various puzzles being shifted around the league.

Before the Senators pick up some assistance however there is word of moves out of Colorado, where Ruslan Salei makes his plans to head for Florida while the Panthers pick up Karlis Skrastins and a third round pick.

TSN--Avalanche get Salei from Florida
Sportsnet--Salei to Avalanche

Chicago then steps up to make a few changes to their line up, first off they deal Tuomo Ruutu to Carolina receiving Andrew Ladd in return,

TSN--Hurricanes get Ruutu from Blackhawks
Sportsnet--Hurricanes acquire Ruutu

The Hawks then move Martin Lapointe on to the Senators, for a sixth round draft pick a rather solid move for Bryan Murray who loses no players and picks up some more charcter for the dressing room.

TSN--Senators add Lapointe from Blackhawks
Sportsnet--Sens acquire Lapointe

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