Oilers to recall Alex Plante

By , January 31, 2010 6:57 pm

Not official yet, but it’s pretty much a given, unless a defenseman comes back for tomorrow that the Oilers will recall Alex Plante for Monday’s game to replace Sheldon Souray. Alex Plante was a healthy scratch against Providence today, and the reason in the game notes is “Edmonton”. In 48 games with the Falcons, Plante has 2 goals, 7 assists and is -10 with 122 penalty minutes.

edit: This is confirmed by the Edmonton Journal and Oilers.

Leafs/Flames pull off huge deal… Phaneuf to the Leafs

By , January 31, 2010 10:01 am
To Calgary Flames CGY
Name Pos Cap Hit Expires
Niklas Hagman LW $3.0M 2012 (UFA)
Matt Stajan C $1.75M 2010 (UFA)
Jamal Mayers RW $1.333M 2010 (UFA)
Ian White D $0.850M 2010 (RFA)
Cap total: $6.933M (-$0.317M)
To Toronto Maple Leafs TOR
Name Pos Cap Hit Expires
Dion Phaneuf D $6.50M 2014 (UFA)
Fredrik Sjostrom RW $0.750M 2011 (UFA)
Keith Aulie D ($0.733M*) 2012 (RFA)
Cap total: $7.25M* (+$0.317M)

* – Non-roster player on 2-way contract.

Difference in cap: $0.317M this year. However it looks like a long-term salary dump for them…:

TOR Toronto Maple Leafs
Name 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Phaneuf 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Sjostrom 0.75 0.75 0 0 0
Aulie 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7.25 7.25 6.5 6.5 6.5
CGY Calgary Flames
Hagman 3 3 3 0 0
Stajan 1.75 0 0 0 0
Mayers 1.333 0 0 0 0
White 0.85 0 0 0 0
Total 6.933 3 3 0 0
Cap Change -$0.317M -$4.25M -$3.5M -$6.5M -$6.5M

Details available here.

Edit (done deal): The Leafs also orchestrated another trade, sending Toskala and Blake to the Ducks for Giguere. Good deal for the Leafs. Toskala’s contract expires this year and is a cap hit of $4M. Blake’s is a $4M cap hit and expires at the end of 2012. Giguere is a big goaltending upgrade, and his cap hit is $6M and expires at the end of 2011.

Edit2: In what is turning out to be a pretty busy day, it looks like the Flames will send Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust to the New York Rangers. Possibly coming back is Ales Kotalik (for sure) and Chris Higgins (not sure on that one). This is per Darren Dreger of TSN. Busy guy today.

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