Saturday night around the NHL


Looking to shore up their goaltending the Tampa Bay Lightning obtained veteran goalie Dwayne Roloson from the New York Islanders on Saturday for defenceman Ty Wishart. The Lightning who have already given up 122 goals in only 39 games, will have more stability in goal as Roloson has registered a 2.64 GAA with a .916 save percentage this season with the struggling New York Islanders. The high point for Roloson this season came when on December 26 when he was named the NHL first star of the week. This came on the heels of a week that saw him go 3-0-0 with a 0.98 GAA and .972 save percentage. “In this trade we gave up a promising, former first-round pick. We wish him luck in the Islanders organization,” Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said about Wishart who was chosen 16th overall in the 2006 draft. “In Roloson we have acquired a proven, veteran goaltender who will provide stability in net.”


No word has been given on the seriousness of Jordan Eberle’s ankle injury sustained on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames. Eberle, who is part of the youth movement with the Edmonton Oilers injured the knee in the second period when the Flames Ales Kotalik hit him with a body check. Eberle, who is a former 2008 first round pick has scored nine goals and 23 points.


Looking to rebound from a recent slump which has seen them go 3-7 in their last 10 games the Montreal Canadiens traded agitating forward Maxim Lapierre to the Anaheim Ducks for 6 foot 1 210 pound defenceman Brett Festerling. Festerling, who has 83 NHL games under his belt will be reporting to the Hamilton Bulldogs. wi


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