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. It was reported by Canada's TVA Sports that Filppula was a part of a bigger deal with the Maple Leafs but rejected the trade. Philadelphia now holds the remainder of Filppula's five-year, $25 million contract. He's signed through next season at a salary-cap hit of $5 million and had to waive his no-movement clause to approve the trade.
There were many rumblings around the NHL the Lightning weren't finished making moves, despite the NHL Trade Deadline looming right around the corner.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been trying to solidify their blue line depth with numerous injuries to account for - so they have acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the Tampa Bay Lightning. If all conditions are met, the Flyers will have 12 picks in the upcoming draft, the most of any team. Last season, the Lightning were relatively quiet heading into the NHL Trade Deadline; this season, not so much. The second-round pick will be will be the highest of the three second-round picks that Toronto owns.
The Florida Panthers added quite the punch to their bid for the postseason by acquiring veteran forward Thomas Vanek prior to the deadline.
The Penguins acquired Mark Streit and Frank Corrado at the National Hockey League trade deadline.
Veteran Jaromir Jagr snapped a four-game point drought by recording his 761st career goal on Tuesday, but has failed to dent the scoresheet in both outings versus the Flyers this season.
Yzerman send Filppula to Philadelphia along with a fourth- and a seventh-round draft pick for Mark Streit. Getting solid returns for unrestricted free agents Ben Bishop and forward Brian Boyle and creating the salary/roster flexibility by moving Filppula is quite impressive.