Flyers put Lehtera on waivers
John Boruk: The Philadelphia Flyers have put forward Jori Lehtera on waivers.
- Lethera is in the final season of his three-year deal that carries a $4.7 million salary cap hit.
Predators about to acquire McLeod
The Nashville Predators re-acquiring forward Cody McLeod from the New York Rangers for a 2020 7th round pick.
Bob McKenzie: “NSH adding depth/grit, given the indefinite absence of Austin Watson:”
Ryan Boulding: “While everyone will analyze the impact, or lack thereof, that McLeod will make leaving one team and joining another, the move is the best one for the him. His wife and daughters have been living in Nashville since the Avs traded him there, while he’s been playing with NYR.”
Ryan Boulding: “He said it hadn’t been easy living so far away from them. Long breaks and bye weeks were spent traveling back to Nashville to be with his family. He didn’t want to uproot them again and move them to NYC when he was claimed on waivers last season.”
John Glennon: “Interesting move … Certainly don’t expect McLeod to get a ton of ice time, but I think this team desperately needed some size and physical play. Got a double dose. Two very good locker-room leaders as well.”
Senators and Avs make a small trade
The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Jean-Christophe Beaudin to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Max McCormick. He carries a $765,000 cap hit.
The 21-year old Beaudin was drafted 71st overall in the 3rd round of the 2015 draft by the Avalanche.
The 26-year old McCormick was drafted 171st overall in the 6th round of the 2011 draft by the Senators. He carries a $650,000 cap hit.