The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired the rights to impending UFA Vaclav Prospal from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2008 seventh-round pick and a conditional 2009 pick.
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired the rights to impending UFA forward Darcy Hordichuk from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2009.
Brochu's take: Expect more of these type of deals in the future. Also, there will be a big rumor update later today, so stay tuned.
The Hurricanes have also re-signed defenseman Tim Gleason to a 4 year, $11 million contract extension.
The Ottawa Senators have signed Matt Carkner to a two-year contract.
According to RDS, the Tampa Bay Lightning and forward Vincent Lecavalier are very close to a new contract extension, which would keep in Tampa for the rest of his playing career. Source