Liveblog: Andrei Kostitsyn to Nashville is first trade of the day.


Late move: The Canadiens sent Louis Leblanc and recalled Blake Geoffrion, who will be in uniform for the Tuesday night game in Tampa.

Your Montreal Canadiens made the first trade of the day:
Andrei Kostitsyn to Nashville for a second-round draft choice in 2013 and return of the conditional pick that went to Nashville in the Hal Gill trade.
So Gill and Kostitsyn for second-rounders in 2012 and 2013, Blake Geoffrion and Robert Slaney.

The Canadiens also claimed Brad Staubitz on waivers from Minnesota.

Staubitz, 27, is 6’1″, 215 lbs. In 43 games with the Wild, he has 0 points, 73 PiM and nine fights.

It was a quiet day.

The biggest trade probably was an exchange of defencemen, Minnesota sending Nick Schultz to Edmonton for Tom Gilbert.

The Bruins added Brian Rolston, Mike Mottau and Greg Zanon.

Sami Pahlsson went to Vancouver.

Ottawa sent Brian Lee to Tampa Bay for Matt Gilroy. The Lightning also sent Carter Ashton to Toronto for Keith Aulie.

Rick Nash stayed put.

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