The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded forward Valtteri Filppula, a 4th round pick and a conditional 7th round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Mark Streit.
Craig Custance: The Flyers are retaining 4.7 percent of Streit’s contract.
The 32-year old Filppula was drafted 95th overall in the 3rd round of the 2002 draft by the Red Wings. He carries a $5 million cap hit and has a year left on his deal.
The 39-year old Streit was drafted 262nd overall in the 2004 draft by the Canadiens. He carries a $5.25 million cap hit and will be a free agents at the end of the season.