Ducks and Isles exchange forwards!

Veterans switch places!

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The Anaheim Ducks have acquired veteran forward Jason Chimera from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Chris Wagner.

Chimera, a 17-year NHL veteran, has two goals and nine assists in 58 games this season. For his career, Chimera has 185 goals and 228 assists in 1,091 games.

In 64 games for the Ducks this season, Wagner has six goals and nine assists. The 26-year-old is in his fourth season and has 16 goals and 12 assists in 159 career games.

That deal took place at the same time as the blockbuster one between the San Jose Sharks and the Buffalo Sabres, as top forward Evander Kane was traded. In the end, the Sabres settled for a conditional first round pick (lottery protected) a prospect, and a conditional fourth rounder in that transaction. 


  • Trades started pouring earlier this week when the New York Rangers pulled two of their star players, Michael Grabner and Rick Nash, from the lineup Tuesday before the game against the Montreal Canadiens.  Hours later, Grabner was traded to the New Jersey Devils for a second round pick as well as Devils' prospect Yegor Rykov.

Saturday was less agitated on the trade market as teams seemed to be getting ready for a busy Sunday, and it was. 

  • There was also 12 names, including the ones of Sens’ Johnny Oduya and Alex Burrows who landed on the waiver wire.