According to TSN, Maloney consummated his fourth deal of the day in the final hour of trading Wednesday when he acquired wing Lee Stempniak from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for fourth- and seventh-round draft picks this June.
Stempniak had 14 goals and 30 points in 62 games for the Leafs this season. For his career, the fifth-season performer has 82 goals and 191 points in 356 games.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday