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Flyers trade Gagne to Lightning for Walker @NHL

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded defenseman Matt Walker and a fourth round pick in the 2011 draft to the Philadelphia Flyers for left wing Simon Gagne.

Both teams announced the trade Monday.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Walker has played in 304 career regular season games over seven seasons. The 30-year-old Alberta native was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the third round of the 1998 draft.

Walker says he has "always wanted to play in Philly" and that he would be a "good fit" with the Flyers.

Gagne, at 6-foot and 195 pounds, has played in 664 career NHL games - all with the Flyers. He has 259 goals and put together two seasons with 40 or more goals. The 30-year-old was drafted by Philadelphia in the first round of the 1998 draft.

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