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Schultz heads to the Penguins, Panthers get busy with trades - NHL Round Up

Schultz heads to the Penguins, Panthers get busy with trades - NHL Round Up
By Reuters

28/02/2016 at 03:42Updated 28/02/2016 at 04:44

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Justin Schultz on Saturday from the Edmonton Oilers for a 2016 third-round draft pick.

Schultz, 25, is making $3.9 million dollars this season The Penguins said the Oilers would retain 50 percent of the salary for the pending unrestricted free agent.

This season with Edmonton, Schultz has three goals and 10 points in 45 games but has a minus-22 rating.

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The Florida Panthers made three trades on Saturday, acquiring centre Jiri Hudler from the Calgary Flames, defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Detroit Red Wings and right wing Teddy Purcell from Edmonton.

The Panthers sent a second-round pick in the 2016 entry draft and 2018 fourth-round pick for Hudler, a 2017 sixth-round pick for Kindl and 2016 third-round pick for Purcell.

Hudler, 32, has 10 goals and 35 points in 53 games with Calgary this season. Kindl has six points in 25 games this season for Detroit. Purcell has 11 goals and 32 points in 61 games for Edmonton this season.

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Seeking goaltending depth, the San Jose Sharks acquired James Reimer from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Sharks obtained Reimer and left wing Jeremy Morin for backup goaltender Alex Stalock, right wing Ben Smith and a conditional 2018 fourth-round selection.

Reimer is 11-12-7 with a 2.49 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season and will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Morin has split this season with Toronto and Rockford of the American Hockey League. In 41 games, the 24-year-old has totalled 28 points (11 goals and 17 assists).

Stalock appeared in 13 games backing up Martin Jones and had a 3-5-2 record with a 2.94 GAA and an .884 save percentage. Smith has appeared in 25 games for San Jose this season.

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The St. Louis Blues acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Niklas Lundstrom and a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL draft.

Nilsson will be assigned to the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

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The Edmonton Oilers recalled goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.

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The Chicago Blackhawks reassigned defenseman Viktor Svedberg to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

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The Arizona Coyotes claimed forward Jiri Sekac off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.

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The New Jersey Devils activated forward Stefan Matteau off injured reserve and loaned him to Albany of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment. He suffered a facial fracture when struck by a puck during practice on Feb. 12.

The Devils also assigned defenseman Seth Helgeson to Albany.

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The Minnesota Wild reassigned forward Jordan Schroeder to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.

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The Boston Bruins assigned forward Tyler Randell to the Providence Bruins of the AHL for conditioning and placed forward Max Talbot on waivers.

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