Today the Tampa Bay Lightning announced the club acquired a third-round pick in 2015 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Eric Brewer.?The 2015 third round pick the Lightning received from the Ducks was previously acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.
According to reports, the Lightning will retain 26% of Brewer’s salary.
BP Commentary: This was the move everyone was waiting for so Victor Hedman could come back into the lineup. I mentioned in the podcast Brewer was an outside-the-box option to be moved as the two waiver-free forwards, Namestnikov and Paquette, had done enough to stay in Tampa yet were the most likely to go. The Brewer trade enables both to stay, but also means the 2-scratch forward rotation will continue. It also means Syracuse, which was counting on one of them to be a part of the Crunch, is painfully thin at center (Richard, Angelidis, Kunyk, Lynch - who is on a tryout).
Ontario Hockey League
Kitchener Rangers 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 5-7-12, -13, 39 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Peterborough scored three times in the third period to claim a 3-1 win over Kitchener. With 12 points in 22 games, Masin continues to lead the Petes defensemen in scoring.
Karpat 5 vs. HPK 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen was held off the scoresheet in 11:19 of ice time in HPK's 5-2 loss to Karpat. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had a goal in defeat for HPK. Karpat got 1 goal and 1 assist from former Bruins 2nd rounder Ivan Huml.
Togliatti 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 12/14, 2.01 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 27 GP, 18-3-4, 3 SO, 1.57 GAA, .942 sv%
Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a pair of goals to lead Magnitka to a 4-2 win over Lada Togliatti. Ex-Lightning pick Fedor Fedorov had a helper in defeat for Lada.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Sherbrooke Phoenix 3 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 (SO)
C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 7/9 FO, 0 Hits
Season totals: 17 GP: 1-9-10, -7, 14 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
Cape Breton came into the game with one win in its last 10 games, but earned a shootout victory over the Phoenix. Darcy, who appears to have fallen to the third line in terms of usage, is pointless in his last three games and in seven of his last eight. He has three assists in November. The Eagles acquired more help this week hoping to turn their abysmal season around.
Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 1
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 6-18-24, E, 44 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
DeAngelo had the primary assist on Sarnia’s insurance goal, scored on the power play late in the second period.
Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Plymouth Whalers 4
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-3-9, -7, 34 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
Plymouth’s Sonny Milano, a Blue Jackets first rounder from last summer, had a goal and three points to lead the Whalers over the Spits, 4-3. DiGiacinto is pointless in his last four games and has just two goals and one assist in 10 games this month.
Western Hockey League
Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 2
C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 14-20-34, +9, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point scored on the power play in the closing seconds of the first period to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead en route to a 4-2 win. Moose Jaw’s captain has points in seven straight games.
Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Calgary Hitmen 1
D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Thomas had two assists last game, but missed Wednesday night’s game. Hitman play-by-play broadcaster Brad Curle tells us Thomas suffered a lower body injury on Sunday and is expected to miss about a week.