Mark Streit to Penguins, Eric Fehr to Leafs in series of trades
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 2:18
The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded veteran forward Eric Fehr to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
While Corrado gets his long-awaited chance after the Leafs claimed him on waivers last year and then hardly used him, Toronto gets some depth players and in the case of the 31-year-old Fehr, a player they can expose in the Las Vegas expansion draft.
Fehr, 31, makes $2 million a year this year and next, adds a 6-foot-4 depth player for their playoff run. Oleksy had only one assist in 11 games with Pittsburgh this season as he was a healthy scratch on numerous occasions.
Drafted 18th overall by the Washington Capitals in 2003, Fehr spent the majority of his career playing in Washington, DC before heading to the Penguins in the summer of 2015.
"Lou thought that our group had earned a right for us to help them", Leafs coach Mike Babcock told reporters on Tuesday.
He's only played in two games at the National Hockey League level this season, however, and has seen many other defensemen come and go on the Leafs roster while he remained in the AHL with the Marlies.
Earlier in the day, the Leafs sent forward Nikita Soshnikov down to the Marlies.
The Penguins acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick.
Soshnikov has four goals and three assists in 41 games this season with the Leafs.
Toronto went into Wednesday's deadline sitting in the second wild-card position with a 28-21-13 record and 69 points.