Predators Add Depth

According to TSN.ca, the Ottawa Senators have traded Shane Hnidy to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 3rd rounder (04).

Karpotsev an Islander

TheFourthPeriod.com has learned that the Chicago Blackhawks have traded Alex Karpotsev to the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2004 4th round draft pick.

Savage Goes to Blues

According to TheFourthPeriod.com, the Phoenix Coyotes have traded Brian Savage for future considerations.

Grier a Sabre

The Sabres have acquired Mike Grier from the Washington Capitals, reports TheFourthPeriod.com, in exchange for Jakub Klepis.

3-Way Trade

TheFourhtPeriod.com reports that the Boston Bruins acquire Brad Boyes, Buffalo Sabres acquire Jeff Jillson, and the San Jose Sharks acquire Curtis Brown.

Thanks to afanofthelakings for notifying us that Andy Delmore is also included in the deal for the Bruins.

Francis a Leaf

TheFourhtPeriod.com’s David Pagnotta reports that Carolina Hurricanes Ron Francis has been dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2005 4th round pick.

de Vries a Senator

TheFourthPeriod.com reports that the Rangers traded Greg de Vries to the Ottawa Senators for Karel Rachunek, Alex Giroux.

Stars Sign Sekeras

TheFourthPeriod.com’s Davif Pagnotta reports that the Dallas Stars sign Lubomir Sekeras for the rest of the season. Sekeras played with the Minnesota Wild last season. Also, he will have to clear waivers first.

Leafs Sign UFA

TheFourthPeirod.com reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed UFA Calle Johansson for rest of season.

Lacroix Found His Goalie!!

According to TSN.ca, the Colorado Avalanche received goaltender Tommy Salo from the Edmonton Oilers this morning. No word yet on who’s going the other way.