The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded away F Valterri Filppula to the Philadelphia Flyers less than an hour away from the trade deadline.
— tom korun (@tkorunwfts) March 1, 2017
As part of the deal, the Flyers will receive Filppula, as well as a fourth round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional 7th round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
The Lightning received defenseman Mark Streit, but he is now being moved to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 4th round pick in 2018. The deal also clears $5 million in cap space for the Bolts.
— Tom Korun (@tkorun2012) March 1, 2017
When the dust settled, the Lightning had essentially gotten rid of Filppula's contract for nothing. The difference is that the second deal gives the Lightning a 2018 draft pick instead of the 2017 pick they initially traded away.
Mark Streit was a member of the team for roughly 35 minutes before being dealt to Pittsburgh.
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