NHL trade deadline updates: Hurricanes win Jake Guentzel sweepstakes

Recent history shows that many of the bigger deals happen in the days leading up to the NHL deadline rather than on the final day, and this year was no different.

The Dallas Stars' acquisition of defenseman Chris Tanev from the Calgary Flames on Feb. 28 got it started, and the Carolina Hurricanes announced just before midnight on Thursday that they had acquired Pittsburgh Penguins star Jake Guentzel.

In between Noah Hanifin, Casey Mittelstadt, Sean Walker, Adam Henrique, Vladimir Tarasenko, Anthony Mantha, Joel Edmundson and Anthony Duclair are among those who moved. But plenty of players remain in the trade market.

Here is news and analysis on deals and other transactions that have happened this season in the months leading up to the NHL trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Friday. Click here for transactions before Feb. 28. Follow this live blog for Friday's trades.

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March 7: Carolina Hurricanes acquire Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins

The deal: The Hurricanes acquire forward Jake Guentzel and defenseman Ty Smith from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forwards Michael Bunting, Ville Koivunen, Cruz Lucius and Vasily Ponomarev, as well as conditional first-round and fifth-round picks in the 2024 draft. The Penguins will retain 25% of Guentzel’s salary.

What it means for the Hurricanes: Guentzel is an elite scorer and more important, he's an elite playoff scorer with 34 postseason goals and 58 points in 58 games. The Hurricanes know that scoring depth is important after losing Andrei Svechnikov for last year's playoffs. They ended up losing four consecutive one-goal games in the conference final. Guentzel, who's averaging more than a point a game, should make a difference.

What it means for the Penguins: First, it was hard to part with Guentzel, Sidney Crosby's favorite winger and a key member of their team since their back-to-back Stanley Cup wins in 2016 and 2017. But he was heading to unrestricted free agency, which gave Pittsburgh a chance to get younger. Bunting is signed for another two seasons and played for Penguins GM Kyle Dubas in Toronto, where he got some time alongside elite players. He also plays with an edge. Koivunen, 20, is averaging about a point a game in the Finnish league, and Lucius, 19, is doing the same at the University of Wisconsin. Ponomarev, 21, has been called up for two Hurricanes games this season, recording two points. He'll report to the American Hockey League.

What are the conditions of the deal? The Penguins will get a 2024 first-round pick if Carolina reaches the Stanley Cup Final. If the Hurricanes do not get there, the pick becomes a second-rounder. If Carolina wins the Stanley Cup, Pittsburgh gets an additional 2024 fifth-round pick.

March 7: Penguins blown out as Jake Guentzel rumors swirl

As rumors continued to swirl that Jake Guentzel was being traded, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost 6-0 to the Washington Capitals. Coach Mike Sullivan didn't confirm the rumor but said the chatter had an effect. "When you win championships together, there's bond there that you can't put into words," he told reporters. "These guys are human. As much as we preach stay on task here and focus, obviously I have to believe some of that had an impact on what (happened) on the ice tonight."

March 7: Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames make minor deal

Still awaiting word on if a Jake Guentzel to Carolina trade will be announced tonight. In the meantime, the Dallas Stars acquired forward Emilio Pettersen from the Calgary Flames for forward Riley Damiani. Each player will be assigned to their new team's American Hockey League affiliate.

March 7: Tampa Bay Lightning acquire Anthony Duclair from the San Jose Sharks

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward Anthony Duclair and a 2025 seventh-round pick from the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Jack Thompson and a 2024 third-round pick. The speedy Duclair has bounced around in his career, but he had 31 goals two seasons ago with the Florida Panthers and had 16 goals with the Sharks. He had five goals and eight points in his last four games. Thompson, 21, has totaled 55 over the past one-plus seasons in the American Hockey League.

March 7: Two Arizona Coyotes players sitting

Forward Jason Zucker has been held out of recent games for trade reasons. He was joined Thursday night by defenseman Matt Dumba.

March 7: Philadelphia Flyers' plans for Ryan Johansen

The Flyers got their coveted first-round pick in the Sean Walker trade, but also took on veteran Ryan Johansen. He was waived and assigned to the Flyers' AHL affiliate, but the team hasn't decided what to do with him yet. "We're trying to see if there's something we can do, maybe if there's another team somewhere that has a need for him, so we've asked him to stand pat for a day or two," general manager Danny Briere told reporters

March 7: Michael Bunting sitting out for trade-related reasons

The Carolina Hurricanes forward is in the first year of a three-year contract and has a modified no-trade clause. Since the Hurricanes will be buyers, this could mean he would be the return in a potential trade for a big name (Jake Guentzel?).

March 7: Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes make minor trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired unsigned Carolina Hurricanes draft pick Cade Webber for a 2026 sixth-round pick. The 6-7 defenseman plays for Boston University.

March 7: Tyler Toffoli sitting out for trade-related reasons

New Jersey Devils forward Tyler Toffoli won't play Thursday for trade-related reasons, the team said. The Athletic reported San Jose Sharks forwards Anthony Duclair and Alexander Barabanov won't play, either.

March 7: Carolina Hurricanes activate goalie Frederik Andersen

Frederik Andersen had been out of the lineup since November as he dealt with a blood-clotting issue. He is scheduled to play Thursday night. The Hurricanes have placed Antti Raanta on waivers.

March 7: Colorado Avalanche acquire Yakov Trenin from the Nashville Predators

The Colorado Avalanche added forward Yakov Trenin, who ranked third on the Nashville Predators with 171 hits. The deal follows their acquisition of rugged Brandon Duhaime earlier in the day. The Predators also sent the rights to junior hockey defenseman Graham Sward to the Avalanche and get back prospect defenseman Jeremy Hanzel and a 2025 third-round pick. Trenin is a pending unrestricted free agent.

March 7: Who's in the hunt for Jake Guentzel?

The latest from, part of the USA TODAY Network on the New York Rangers' pursuit of Jake Guentzel:

March 7: Edmonton Oilers acquire Troy Stecher from Arizona Coyotes

The Edmonton Oilers give up a 2027 fourth-round pick for Troy Stecher and a 2024 seventh-round pick. He kills penalties and has 67 blocked shots, 53 hits and 11 takeaways. This is the second consecutive year that the Coyotes dealt Stecher at the deadline. He went to the Calgary Flames last season in a four-player deal then signed a one-year deal with Arizona in the offseason.

March 7: Carolina Hurricanes waive three players

The Carolina Hurricanes placed Brendan Lemieux, Tony DeAngelo and Antti Raanta on waivers, indicating they might be in on a trade. Ryan Johansen, acquired Tuesday by the Philadelphia Flyers in the Sean Walker trade, cleared waivers and will report to the American Hockey League.

March 7: Colorado Avalanche acquire Brandon Duhaime from Minnesota Wild

Brandon Duhaime is a gritty depth winger. He was second on the Wild with 66 penalty minutes and 155 hits, figures that also place him second on the Avalanche in those categories. The Wild get back a 2026 third-round pick.

March 7: Anaheim Ducks, Montreal Canadiens make minor deal

The Montreal Canadiens acquired right wing Jacob Perreault from the Anaheim Ducks for center Jan Mysak. Perreault is the son of former Canadiens player Yanic Perreault.

March 7: Florida Panthers re-sign Gustav Forsling, Jonah Gadjovich

Defenseman Gustav Forsling, the league leader in plus-minus, will get $46 million over eight years, according to the Associated Press. Forward Jonah Gadjovich, who has a team-high 90 penalties minutes, got a two-year deal.

March 7: Nashville Predators acquire Anthony Beauvillier from Chicago Blackhawks

Nashville Predators general manager Barry Trotz had coached Anthony Beauvillier when both were with the New York Islanders. The Blackhawks receive a 2024 fifth-round pick, which is what they paid to acquire him earlier this season. Beauvillier has been traded three times since January 2023.

March 7: St. Louis Blues re-sign Oskar Sundqvist

The Blues might be sellers the next couple of days, but forward Oskar Sundqvist is sticking around on a two-year, $3 million extension. He won a Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019 and the team had signed him to a one-year free agent deal in the summer after he played the previous season with the Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild. The league also announced Thursday that Sundqvist was fined $2,000 for embellishment.

March 7: Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Joel Edmundson from Washington Capitals

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Joel Edmundson from the Washington Capitals for a 2024 third-round pick (previously acquired from the New York Islanders) and a 2025 fifth-rounder (previously acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks). Edmundson, a pending unrestricted free agent, has size, kills penalties and won a Stanley Cup in 2019 with the St. Louis Blues. The Capitals are retaining half of his salary.

March 6: Vegas Golden Knights acquire Noah Hanifin from Calgary Flames in three-team trade

Once again, the defending champion Golden Knights are aggressive at the deadline. Noah Hanifin was the top defenseman available and Vegas traded for him, even though defense wasn't its biggest need. But the team now boasts Hanifin, Alex Pietrangelo, Shea Theodore and Alec Martinez, who's currently on IR. Hanifin, 27, plays nearly 24 minutes a game and has a career-best 11 goals. It was Vegas' second trade in two days after it acquired Anthony Mantha to improve its depth on wing with captain Mark Stone going on long-term injured reserve.

The Calgary Flames retain half of Hanifin's salary and acquire a conditional 2025 first-round pick and third-round picks, plus Daniil Miromanov, a 6-4 American Hockey League All-Star defenseman. Miromanov has signed a two-year extension with the Flames that carries an average annual value of $1.25 million. The first-round pick is top 10 protected and the deal assumes the Golden Knights don't trade it between now and the deadline. Otherwise, the Flames get the Golden Knights' 2026 first-round pick. The third-round pick becomes a second-rounder if Vegas reaches the second round this season.

The Philadelphia Flyers got involved in the three-team trade to make the money work and get the Golden Knights' 2024 fifth-round pick.

March 6: New York Rangers acquire Alex Wennberg from the Seattle Kraken

The Rangers give up a 2024 second-round selection and a conditional 2025 fourth-rounder. Alex Wennberg provides center depth to a team that has lost Filip Chytil to an injury.

March 6: Edmonton Oilers acquire Adam Henrique, Sam Carrick in a three-team trade

Adam Henrique can fit anywhere in the Edmonton Oilers forward group. With the Anaheim Ducks, he played center and wing, on the power play and on the penalty kill. He had 23 points in his last 25 games. Sam Carrick has 90 penalty minutes and led Ducks forwards in hits and short-handed time on ice. The Ducks and the Tampa Bay Lightning retained part of Henrique's salary.

Here are the details of the deal, per the Oilers.

Trade 1: The Anaheim Ducks have traded Adam Henrique to the Tampa Bay Lightning and will retain 50% of Henrique’s salary in exchange for goaltender Ty Taylor.

Trade 2: Tampa has traded Henrique to the Oilers and will retain 50% of Henrique’s salary in exchange for a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2026 Draft, which will become a fourth-round selection in the 2025 Draft if Edmonton fails to win the Stanley Cup this season.

Trade 3: Edmonton obtains forward Sam Carrick and Ty Taylor from Anaheim along with a seventh-round selection in the 2024 Draft in exchange for Edmonton’s first-round selection in 2024 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2025. If the Oilers win the Stanley Cup, the Ducks will instead receive Edmonton’s fourth-round pick in 2025. The Ducks will also retain 50% of Carrick’s salary.

March 6: Philadelphia Flyers give extension to Nick Seeler

After trading Sean Walker to the Colorado Avalanche, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that they signed defenseman Nick Seeler to a four-year, $10.8 million extension. Walker's former defense partner leads the NHL in blocked shots.

March 6: Colorado Avalanche acquire Casey Mittelstadt, Sean Walker

The Colorado Avalanche sent defenseman Bowen Byram to Buffalo for Sabres leading scorer Casey Mittelstadt. They sent a 2025 first-round pick (top 10 protected) and center Ryan Johansen to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Sean Walker and a 2026 fifth-round pick.

The Avalanche were looking for an upgrade at center and Mittelstadt, 25, provides that now and in the future. He has 47 points to Johansen's 23. He's a pending restricted free agent with arbitration rights and the Sabres have plenty of other younger players locked in to long-term deals. Byram, who has a year left on his deal, joins a defense corps that includes Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power.

Walker, a pending unrestricted free agent, is having a resurgent year and will take the roster place of Byram. The first-round pick was a good haul for Walker, but the Flyers placed Johansen on waivers.

March 6: Florida Panthers acquire Vladimir Tarasenko from Ottawa Senators

The NHL-leading Florida Panthers send a conditional 2024 fourth-round draft pick and a 2025 third-round pick to Ottawa. The Senators retain 50% of the pending unrestricted free agent's contract. Vladimir Tarasenko, who was dealt near the deadline for the second year in a row, had a no-movement clause and could dictate where he went.

Tarasenko has 17 goals and 41 points, which would place him in the top five on the surging Panthers, who are on a 9-1 run and have won six in a row. He's a six-time 30-goal scorer who had 11 goals during the St. Louis Blues' 2019 Stanley Cup run. If the Panthers win the Stanley Cup this year, the conditional 2024 fourth-round pick becomes a 2026 third-rounder.

March 6: Washington Capitals re-sign defenseman Rasmus Sandin

Rasmus Sandin will average $4.6 million in the five-year extension. Acquired at last year's trade deadline, he is second among Capitals defensemen in points and average ice time.

March 5: Washington Capitals trade Anthony Mantha to Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired forward Anthony Mantha from the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night for a 2024 second-round pick and 2026 fourth-round pick, the teams announced. Mantha's cap hit with Vegas will be $2.85 million with Washington retaining 50% of the pending unrestricted free agent's contract.

Mantha, who has 20 goals and 14 assists this season in 56 games, should help Vegas recover some of the offense lost with captain Mark Stone expected to be out of the lineup for the rest of the regular season with an upper-body injury, reportedly a lacerated spleen. It wouldn't be a surprise if the defending champs make another move or two as they look to load up for their title defense.

For the Capitals, this is an early indication they will be among the major sellers for the second consecutive year. Washington is seven points back of a playoff spot — likely too big a gap to overcome — so it won't be a surprise if the Capitals move several more players before Friday's deadline.

March 4: Nashville Predators' Tommy Novak gets three-year extension

He'll average $3.5 million in the extension. This is a sign that the Predators aren't likely to be sellers this week after an eight-game winning streak got them into a wild-card spot. Novak has seven points during the streak and 34 points in 51 games this season. A late bloomer, he had a career-best 43 points last season.

March 3: New York Rangers' Jonathan Quick signs extension

The New York Rangers' goalie tandem is set for next season after the team signed backup Jonathan Quick to a one-year extension for a reported $825,000. Quick, 38, a Connecticut native, signed with the Rangers this season and has had a bounce-back season, going 13-5-1 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .916 save percentage. The season before, he was up and down, as the Los Angeles Kings traded the two-time Stanley Cup winner to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved him soon after to the Vegas Golden Knights, where he picked up another championship ring.

March 2: Washington Capitals waive longtime center Evgeny Kuznetsov

The Washington Capitals and longtime center Evgeny Kuznetsov appear to be heading for a divorce.

Washington waived Kuznetsov Saturday, just hours after the 2010 first-round pick was cleared by the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program to resume practicing.

Kuznetsov passed through waivers, not surprising given his cap hit ($7.8 million) and the real money he's owed next season ($8 million) compared to his production (just 17 points in 43 games this season). The Capitals loaned the 31-year-old to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears.

General manager Brian MacLellan seemed to indicate that Kuznetsov's time in Washington is likely over.

“It’s about a fresh start for Kuzy,” MacLellan said. “He’s been looking for a change in an environment, and I think this might set the wheels in motion for that to be accomplished.”

Kuznetsov joined the Capitals in the 2013-14 season. He put up 568 points in 723 games over 11 seasons. He was Washington's leading scorer in the 2018 playoffs, putting up 32 points in 24 games as the Capitals captured their first (and to this point only) Stanley Cup. — Contributing: Associated Press

March 2: Vancouver Canucks, star Elias Pettersson reach 8-year extension

Elias Pettersson and the Canucks put all the speculation about the star forward's future to bed Saturday, announcing he had signed an eight-year contract extension. The deal, which runs through the end of the 2031-32 season, carries an $11.6 million cap hit. That cap number will rank fifth in the league starting next season — behind only Auston Matthews, Nathan MacKinnon, Connor McDavid and Artemi Panarin.

But Pettersson is a player more than worthy of being included in that group. The 25-year-old entered Saturday with 398 points in 387 career games. He rang up 102 points last season and already has 75 points this year in 62 games.

March 1: New Jersey Devils acquire Kurtis MacDermid from Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche get back a 2024 seventh-round pick and the rights to Kontinental Hockey League forward Zakhar Bardakov. MacDermid, 29, who can play defense or forward, plays a physical game, though in limited ice time. The move also clears a little cap space to allow the Avalanche to make another move. MacDermid is a pending unrestricted free agent.

Feb. 29: Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin in three-team trade

The Maple Leafs are bringing back a familiar face by acquiring Lyubushkin. They also traded for Lyubushkin midseason in 2022. The 29-year-old is not known for his offense — he has just five goals and 38 assists in 334 career games. He has no goals and just four assists this season while skating to a -13.

Lyubushkin kills penalties and is a decent depth option for a team looking to go on a deep postseason run. (Before the trade, the Leafs saw veteran defenseman Mark Giordano exit Thursday's game early with an injury.) Plus, Lyubushkin is coming pretty cheap in both picks and actual cost.

The Ducks are retaining 50% of Lyubushkin's salary and the Carolina Hurricanes have been brought into the deal to retain an additional 25%. His cap hit for the Leafs will be just $687,500. The Ducks will be getting a third-round pick (2025) and the Hurricanes will get a sixth-round pick (2024). The Leafs are also getting the rights to unsigned prospect Kirill Slepets in the deal. — Jace Evans

Feb. 28: Dallas Stars acquire Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Tanev in three-team trade

The Stars give up 20-year-old defense prospect Artem Grushnikov, a 2024 second-round pick and a conditional 2026 third-rounder for Chris Tanev and the rights to UMass goalie Cole Brady. Tanev, 34, a pending unrestricted free agent, is valued for his defensive play and ranks second in the league in blocked shots. He'll help steady a Stars team that has given 23 goals during a 1-4-2 slide. He's also a right-hand shot, important to the Stars, whose defense is filled with left-hand shots. Brady was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2019. The Stars sent a 2026 fourth-round pick to the Devils to retain half of Tanev's $4.5 million salary. The Flames trade was the second in a month after they earlier sent Elias Lindholm to the Canucks.

Feb. 22: Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins make trade

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Emil Bemstrom from the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Alex Nylander and a conditional sixth-round pick. Both players are pending restricted free agents and likely could benefit from a new opportunity. Nylander, 25, whose brother William stars for the Toronto Maple Leafs, has spent most of the season in the American Hockey League. Bemstrom, 24, has played 32 games this season, recording 11 points. His career best was 22 points last season. Nylander's career best was 26 points in 2019-20 with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Feb. 2: Winnipeg Jets acquire Sean Monahan from Montreal Canadiens

The Winnipeg Jets gave up a 2024 first-round draft pick and a 2027 conditional third-round pick for pending unrestricted free agent center Sean Monahan. The move came two days after the Vancouver Canucks acquired center Elias Lindholm.

Monahan, 29, healthy this season after recent injury-filled campaigns, had 35 points in 49 games – his best scoring pace since 2018-19. Those numbers included 16 power-play points and two short-handed goals. He had 11 points in his last seven games before the trade and had won 55% of his faceoffs.

Jan. 31: Vancouver Canucks acquire Elias Lindholm from Calgary Flames

The Vancouver Canucks showed they are going for it and the Calgary Flames showed they'll be sellers. All-Star forward Elias Lindholm, a pending unrestricted free agent, is a strong, two-way center who will boost the No. 1 overall Canucks' top six forward group and help their middle-ranked penalty kill.

The Flames get forward Andrei Kuzmenko, prospects Hunter Brzustewicz and Joni Jurmo, a 2024 first-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick. Kuzmenko, who has been a healthy scratch at times this season and had only eight goals, will benefit the Flames if he rediscovers his 39-goal form from last season.

The Flames still have to make decisions on pending unrestricted free agents Noah Hanifin and Chris Tanev before the deadline.

Jan. 25: Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins make minor trade

The Minnesota Wild acquired minor league defenseman Will Butcher from the Pittsburgh Penguins for minor league forward Maxim Cajkovic. Though Butcher has 275 games of NHL experience and Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon is out for the season, Butcher will stay in the American Hockey League.

Jan. 8: Anaheim Ducks, Philadelphia Flyers make trade

The rights to Cutter Gauthier, 19, voted the top forward at the world junior championships for gold-medal-winning USA, are heading to Anaheim for defenseman Jamie Drysdale and a 2025 second-round pick. Both players were top-six draft picks. Flyers general manager Daniel Briere said the Boston College forward wasn't interested in signing with Philadelphia, and he called Drysdale, 21, a "pretty special" and "exciting" player. Drysdale is in the first year of a three-year contract but missed all but eight games last season and had played only 10 games this season because of injuries. He had 32 points in his lone full season.

Dec. 15: Seattle Kraken acquire forward Tomas Tatar from Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche receive a fifth-round pick in the trade. The Kraken rank near the bottom of the league in scoring, and they're hoping for the Tomas Tatar of previous seasons, not this season. He's a seven-time 20-goal scorer who has just one goal this season after not getting a free agent contract until September. But he's a veteran of 810 games with 212 career goals, including 50 on the power play. He'll help Seattle deal with injuries among its forwards. The team placed Jaden Schwartz on long-term injured reserve.

In a depth trade, the San Jose Sharks acquired center Jack Studnicka from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Nick Cicek and a sixth-round pick.

Dec. 8: New York Islanders acquire St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo

The New York Islanders acquired defenseman Robert Bortuzzo from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a seventh-round pick. The trade was announced after the team said Ryan Pulock (lower body) was going on the injured list, joining fellow defensemen Adam Pelech and Sebastian Aho. Bortuzzo, 34, won a Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019 but had been limited to four games this season and often was a healthy scratch. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Dec. 6: Buffalo Sabres acquire Columbus Blue Jackets' Eric Robinson

The Buffalo Sabres acquired winger Eric Robinson from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2025. The fourth-liner had 82 points in 266 career games, including one goal in seven games this season at the time of the trade.

Nov. 30: Vancouver Canucks acquire defenseman Nikita Zadorov

The Vancouver Canucks got stronger on defense by adding rugged 6-foot-6, 248-pound defenseman Nikita Zadorov from the Calgary Flames. The Canucks gave up the fifth-round pick they acquired a day earlier in the Anthony Beauvillier trade, plus a 2026 third-round pick. Calgary's return doesn't seem high for a player who led the Flames in hits and is going to a division rival, but Zadorov had requested a trade and is a pending unrestricted free agent. The Flames, who have pushed closer to a playoff position after a tough start, also have forward Elias Lindholm and defensemen Noah Hanifin and Chris Tanev in the final years of their contracts.

Nov. 28: Chicago Blackhawks trade for Anthony Beauvillier after waiving Corey Perry

The Chicago Blackhawks placed Corey Perry on unconditional waivers in order to terminate his contract. The team said it determined that Perry "engaged in conduct that is unacceptable, and in violation of both the terms of his Standard Player’s Contract and the Blackhawks’ internal policies intended to promote professional and safe work environments." The Beauvillier trade happened later. The Vancouver Canucks, who acquired Beauvillier last season in the Bo Horvat trade, will receive a fifth-round draft pick. More important for Vancouver, the Blackhawks take on his entire $4.15 million cap hit, giving them flexibility before the trade deadline. Beauvillier, a winger like Perry, had two goals and six assists in 22 games this season.

Perry later issued an apology for his "inappropriate and wrong" behavior.

Nov. 8: Minnesota Wild trade Calen Addison to San Jose Sharks, acquire Zach Bogosian from Tampa Bay Lightning

Addison was sent to the San Jose Sharks for forward Adam Raska and a 2026 fifth-round draft pick. The defenseman is a power play specialist, but he is unreliable in his own zone. That led to him being a healthy scratch often down the stretch last season. With the Wild getting Jared Spurgeon back soon from injury (he was activated from long-term injured reserve), the power play opportunities will dwindle. Addison will be more valuable to the Sharks, who dealt Erik Karlsson last summer. He will be a restricted free agent at season's end.

Bogosian lacks Addison's offense, but the veteran takes care of his end of the ice. He's a right-handed shot, like Addison.

“He’s a big guy," Minnesota general manager Bill Guerin told reporters. "He still skates well. He brings heaviness. He brings some grit and we need that.”

The trade buys the Lightning a little bit of salary cap breathing room. Bogosian, in the final season of a three-year contract, has a $850,000 cap hit.

Oct. 10: Carolina Hurricanes acquire forward Callahan Burke from Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Caleb Jones

The Hurricanes loaded up on defense this offseason and Jones was the odd man out. Both players will play for the American Hockey League's Colorado Eagles.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NHL trade deadline updates: Hurricanes acquire Penguins' Jake Guentzel