12 noon: The Calgary Flames traded D Lawrence Nycholat, D Ryan Wilson and a second-round pick to Colorado for D Jordan Leopold.
12:08: The St. Louis Blues traded D Andy Wozniewski to Pittsburgh for D Danny Richmond.
12:10: Buffalo traded a fourth-round pick to Phoenix for G Mikael Tellqvist.
12:12: Not a trade, but Toronto just claimed Eric Reitz and his broken foot off waivers from the Rangers.
12:17: According to TheScore.com, the Leafs claimed G Martin Gerber off waivers from Ottawa, and Dallas claimed F Brendan Morrison off waivers from Anaheim.
Also, Pittsburgh claimed F Craig Adams off waivers from Chicago.
12:35 p.m. ESPN’s EJ Hradek (former Journal News writer) is reporting that Calgary is close to acquiring Olli Jokinen from Phoenix for Matt Lombardi and a first-round pick. (Jokinen played for Flames coach Mike Keenan in Florida). UPDATE: TSN is reporting that deal is done. Other reports say that Adrian Aucoin will also be part of the deal, going to Phoenix, which is probably a salary-cap necessity.
12:41: Boston traded Petteri Nokalainen to Anaheim for D Steve Montador, according to TSN.
12:44: TheScore.com is reporting that F Brandon Prust is in the deal going to Phoenix, not Aucoin, and that it is done.
1:08: We have hit a lull.
1:16: NHL Network is reporting that Dominic Moore is close to being traded from Toronto to Chicago. The Network also said that Jokinen has played more games (780) than any player in NHL history who has never made the playoffs. So this will be his first.
1:26: SportsNet is reporting Recchi to Boston.
1:38: It’s Recchi to Boston; F Matt Lashoff and F Martin Karsums going to Tampa.
1:44 The Moore-to-Chicago deal is reportedly done. Don’t know what’s going to Toronto yet.
1:59: Toronto denies it has traded Moore to Chicago.
RUMORS: Guerin to Penguins, Derek Morris to Rangers. I would caution against getting too excited about that one. We’ll see.
2:11: The Islanders will reportedly get a conditional (fifth-round) draft pick for Guerin, and the quality of the pick is based on how and how long he plays for the Penguins. It probably could go higher or lower.
2:15: NHL Live reporting that Mike Russo is reporting (like a game of telephone) that Marian Gaborik is “in play.”
2:19: The Islanders’ pick could go as high as a third-rounder if Pitt survives first round of the playoffs.