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Oilers Sign Yakupov to Extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Nail Yakupov to a two-year, $5 million contract extension.

The 21-year-old Russian winger has come under fire for not producing as much as expected thus far in his NHL career, but managed this season to put up 21 points in 34 games following the All-Star break.

The deal doesn’t guarantee Yakupov will be part of Edmonton’s long-term core, but it shows the team has not given up on their former No. 1 pick.

Oilers Trade Petry to Habs

Jeff Petry has been traded to the Canadiens for a 2015 2nd round pick and a conditional 5th round pick.

The 5th round pick can become as high as a 3rd if the Canadiens win two rounds of playoffs.

Insider Trading: Vermette, Blackhawks, Capitals, Leafs, Bruins, Petry

From February 26th’s TSN Insider Trading:

Bob McKenzie says the Blackhawks definitely want to use the money available from placing Patrick Kane on LTIR on a player with to term on his contract beyond this season. He says, at this point, the Hawks are the most interested team in making a deal before the deadline, and that Antoine Vermette is the player most in demand throughout the league. The Blackhawks are seriously interested in Vermette, but also Curtis Glencross and Cam Atkinson.

Pierre Lebrun reports that Capitals are interested in Erik Cole, Curtis Glencross and Joffrey Lupul.

Darren Dreger says there’s no guarantee that any of Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf or Tyler Bozak are traded before the deadline, there is “a lot of interest and activity” surrounding the trio.

Pierre Lebrun says the Boston Bruins have been looking for a winger for over a month. They’ve been in on Chris Stewart for a while now. They are also interested in Erik Cole, Cam Atkinson and Curtis Glencross.

Darren Dreger says a Jeff Petry trade talks haven’t produced a satisfactory offer as of yet, and re-signing is unlikely at this point, so GM Craig MacTavish continues to wait.

Jets Projected to be Buyers at Deadline

The Winnipeg Jets entered the All-Star break with a 26-14-8 record, good enough to secure a playoff spot with 34 regular season games remaining.

Should the team choose to make a trade to bolster their depth before the deadline, a rental might be the best option according to the Winnipeg Sun’s Ken Wiebe.

Wiebe believes the Jets’ priority at the deadline is to improve their bottom-six forwards by possibly adding the likes of Matt Calvert, Mike Santorelli, Matt Hendricks, Daniel Winnik, and Torrey Mitchell.

Wings Still Looking for Right-Handed Defensemen

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports that, although it’s coach Mike Babcock’s preference to have a balance of right- and left-handed defensemen, the team’s roster consists exclusively of left-handed handed defensemen.

St. James lists Cody Franson, Eric Gryba, Jeff Petry and Tyler Myers as potential targets for the wings. She suggests Mike Green will probably stay put as long as Washington is in playoff contention, and wonders about Justin Faulk, whom I doubt Carolina would move.

Leafs Interested in Richards, O’Reilly, and Eberle

According to discussion by Elliotte Friedman and The Fourth Period, the Toronto Maple Leafs are actively pursuing a trade involving Mike Richards. Dion Phaneuf seems like the most probable candidate to be traded, but the Leafs are also entertaining offers on Nazem Kadri, James Reimer, Jake Gardiner, Cody Franson, and Joffrey Lupul.

The team is also interested in obtaining Jordan Eberle and Ryan O’Reilly, and any trade involving those players will likely contain Phaneuf. However, it is unknown if he is willing to wave his limited no-trade clause.

If the Leafs continue to struggle, which is likely, a trade will occur soon.

Penguins Trade for Perron

Image from Connor Mah via WIkimedia Commons

Image from Connor Mah via WIkimedia Commons

The Penguins have acquired David Perron from the Oilers for Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 1st round pick.

Perron, 26, is signed through next season at a cap hit of $3,812,500. In 38 games this season, he had 5 goals and 14 assists.

Pittsburgh has been looking for a winger all season, and their search was amplified when they learned Pascal Dupuis would be out for the season.,

Predators Trade Roy to Edmonton for Arcobello

Per the Oilers, the club has acquired center Derek Roy from the Predators in exchange for Mark Arcobello.

Roy cleared waivers this morning, but the Oilers elected to trade Arcobello for him in lieu of claiming their target. Moving a player clears up a spot on the 50-man limit. I also wouldn’t be shocked to learn that the Predators are picking up a bit of salary. (UPDATE: This is not the case, per Elliotte Friedman)


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