Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lightning acquire rights to Malone, Roberts

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired the rights to left wings Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2009, owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie announced. Brochu's take: When was the last time you heard a trade was announced by the owners? You can tell that Koules and Barrie will be very hands on with this franchise. **TSN is saying it is a fourth round pick** Source

The Atlanta Thrashers have put Alexei Zhitnik on waivers.

Both Todd Bertuzzi and Andrew Raycroft cleared waivers on Saturday and will be bought out by their respective teams. Bertuzzi has one year at $4 million left on his contract while Raycroft has one year at $2.2 million.

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