Tommy Wingels traded by Sharks to Senators
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Forward Tommy Wingels was traded to the Ottawa Senators by the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday for forwards Buddy Robinson and Zack Stortini, and a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Wingels is expected to arrive in Ottawa on Wednesday and be available to play Thursday against the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre.
The Senators play the Washington Capitals at home on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; RDS2, TSN5, CSN-DC+, NHL.TV).
Wingels, 28, has five goals, three assists and 15 penalty minutes in 37 games. Chosen by the Sharks in the sixth round (No. 177) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Wingels has 51 goals, 122 points and 197 penalty minutes in 337 NHL games, all with the Sharks.
Wingels has a NHL salary-cap charge of $2.45 million in the final season of a three-year contract, according to Capfriendly.com. He can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Senators said he will join them in Ottawa on Wednesday.
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"Tommy has been a valuable member of our franchise for many years, a phenomenal teammate and a true role model on and off the ice for our organization and the NHL," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said. "As a team evolves and younger players push for roster spots, unfortunately tough decisions have to be made. We wish Tommy and his wife, Molly, nothing but success in the future.
"We also want to welcome Buddy and Zach to our organization. They add size and depth to our reserve list and we look forward to having them in San Jose."
Wilson said Robinson and Stortini will join the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.
Robinson (6-foot-6, 232 pounds), 25, has no points, two penalty minutes and four shots on goal in four games with Ottawa this season, and seven goals and five assists in 33 games with Binghamton in the AHL affiliate. He made his NHL debut with Ottawa last season and had a goal and an assist in three games.
Stortini (6-2, 219), 31, has two goals and one assist in 22 games with Binghamton. He has 257 games of NHL experience, most recently with the Nashville Predators in 2011-12.