Thursday, June 19, 2008

Two "rights" trades

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

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