Flyers trade Mark Streit to Tampa for draft picks, Valtteri Filppula

If the Flyers were out to make themselves a little younger, they achieved that.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenceman Mark Streit from the Philadelphia Flyers for centre Valtteri Filppula and two draft picks.

Filppula has one year remaining and $5 million on an expiring contract.

Streit's tenure with Tampa would last just about an hour, as the Lightning quickly flipped the blueliner over to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2018.

Streit has 21 points (five goals, 16 assists) in 49 games this season. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman then sent Streit to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

The 11-year National Hockey League veteran has also spent time with the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens, totaling 95 goals and 333 assists in 765 games.

Filppula will add scoring on the wing, but he has had declining numbers since joining Tampa in 2013-14 when he posted a career-high 25 goals and career-high 58 points.

10 the Lightning has been shopping center Valtteri Filppula, who has one-year left on his contract after this season.

Goaltender Peter Budaj was acquired by the team from the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, in a trade for Ben Bishop and a fifth-round draft pick. He won a Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008.

Two years ago, Hextall made a terrific deal with Tampa, sending Braydon Coburn to the Lightning for Radko Gudas, a first-rounder in 2015, and a third-rounder in 2015.

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