Trade: Maple Leafs add Nick Foligno; Blue Jackets get first-rounder; Sharks involved

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James O'Brien
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In another big, three-team trade involving a Blue Jackets player and picks, Columbus netted another first-round pick (among others), the Maple Leafs landed Nick Foligno, and the Sharks helped make the money work for a fee. The Maple Leafs confirmed the Nick Foligno trade shortly after word surfaced.

Stefan Noesen is also going to the Maple Leafs in the Nick Foligno trade.

Maple Leafs trade for Foligno; Blue Jackets get picks; Sharks involved

Maple Leafs receive: Nick Foligno and Stefan Noesen.

Blue Jackets receive: Maple Leafs’ 2021 first-round pick and 2022 fourth-rounder. Blue Jackets retain 50-percent of Nick Foligno’s salary (according to reports, including that of Cap Friendly).

Sharks receive: Maple Leafs’ 2021 fourth-rounder for absorbing 50-percent of Nick Foligno’s salary in the trade.

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To clarify the salary cap implications, Cap Friendly breaks it down:

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Again, the Nick Foligno trade isn’t the only significant, three-team trade orchestrated by Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. He also landed a package including a first-round pick for David Savard. In both cases, salary cap juggling was involved:

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Strong work from CBJ; TOR gets a playoff-ready player

First things first: this is great work by the Blue Jackets. As much of a mess as this season has been, they’ve sold two expiring contracts for first-round picks, and additional selections. They didn’t need to trade someone like Seth Jones or James Werenski to “reload, not rebuild.”

In a tough 2021 NHL Trade Deadline market, that’s strong work.

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James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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