Montreal made what seems to be a shrewd move. The Canadiens acquired high-scoring forward Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders for a prospect, second-round pick and conditional fifth-round selection.
Detroit picked up centre David Legwand from the Nashville Predators and plans to plug him into its top line Thursday night at home against Colorado. The banged-up Red Wings are clinging onto hopes of earning a 23rd straight post-season appearance.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp