Today is the big day, and though the Ottawa Senators have already made a couple of moves ahead of the deadline there’s still a good chance that Pierre Dorion will be active. The Sens’ GM is nothing else if not willing to roll the dice.
We’ll update this page as we go with any trades from around the league. So strap in, and let’s talk some hockey!
**UPDATE 12:56 PM ET**
Over the last hour, a few notable things have occurred around the NHL. First, it’s confirmed that Filip Forsberg will not be on the move - at least, not yet. The Nashville Predators will be keeping him around beyond the deadline, likely to attempt to get a deal done before he hits free agency this summer.
Not that there was really any great danger of it happening I don't think, but all signs point to Filip Forsberg staying put in Nashville.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 21, 2022
The Edmonton Oilers worked to upgrade their blueline as they sit right on the fence of the playoff picture by acquiring Brett Kulak from the Montreal Canadiens.
Montreal is trading D Brett Kulak to Edmonton. @frank_seravalli first on this.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) March 21, 2022
Justin Braun is on the move as the Philadelphia Flyers continue to rebuild and/or retool. Braun is the latest addition to the New York Rangers, in exchange for a 2023 third round pick.
Pending the official trade call, but Rangers get Justin Braun from the Flyers in exchange for a 3rd RD pick in '23.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 21, 2022
No salary retention.
In a few more minor deals, the Toronto Maple Leafs sent Alex Biega to Nashville in exchange for future considerations - likely a move to make room for another contract. Los Angeles and Nashville also exchanged a few less exciting prospects with Frederic Allard heading to the Preds in exchange for Brayden Burke.
**UPDATE 11:23 AM ET**
The Washington Capitals have bolstered their forward depth for the upcoming play-offs by re-acquiring Marcus Johansson
Confirmed: Marcus Johansson to the Capitals. Daniel Sprong and draft picks are part of the deal to Seattle.— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) March 21, 2022
**UPDATE 11:12AM ET**
In the first big move of the day, Chicago has traded Marc-Andre Fleury to the Minnesota Wild. The Wild have performed far above expectations this season, and likely view the West as winnable with some help from their goalie.
**UPDATE 11:06 AM ET**
#NHLBruins announce a 2-year extension for Jake DeBrusk at $4m AAV.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) March 21, 2022
The Arizona Coyotes is the team that takes on bad contracts in exchange for futures and they did it again today by bringing in Brian Little’s contract from Winnipeg.
Nathan Smith also goes with Little to Arizona for a 4th. Smith wasn’t going to sign with Wpg. https://t.co/9zudjvzCBa— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 21, 2022
Also, the Washington Capitals are bringing Marcus Johansson back to the team in a deal with Seattle. The pieces are still to be confirmed and will be updated here shortly.
Marcus Johansson to Washington is now confirmed. Deal is done.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 21, 2022
**UPDATE 10:20 AM ET**
The Bruins have agreed to a two-year extension with Jake DeBrusk. The extension is interesting for a couple of reasons, not least of which is that DeBrusk was rumoured to have asked out and it seems that request has not been rescinded in the face of the extension. Could be more to come!