Around the NHL: Feb. 26

Story posted February 26, 2023 in CommRadio, Sports by Adrianna Gallucci

With a week left until the trade deadline, expect some more massive moves and drama around the league. Let’s take a look at what happened this week around the NHL:

San Jose Sharks Trade Timo Meier to the New Jersey Devils

Finally, the Timo Meier stakes end.

Allegedly, the San Jose Sharks traded Timo Meier to the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 26.

There’s been no confirmation of the deal nor what New Jersey will give up for San Jose’s All-Star forward.

The Sharks are likely looking for a first-round pick for either the 2023 or 2024 draft or a player like Fabian Zetterlund or Yegor Sharangovich.

The Devils are 39-15-5, and the Sharks are 18-30-12.

Linus Ullmark Makes History

Boston Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark made NHL and Boston history when he scored a goal on Feb. 25, becoming the eighth goalie and first Boston goalie in NHL history to do so.

Boston had a 2-1 lead in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks pulled their goalie. In the final minute of play, Ullmark sliced the puck from down the ice and scored on an empty net.

The Bruins won the game 3-1 and improved to 45-8-5 on the year.

Rangers Trade Vitali Kravtsov for William Lockwood

The New York Rangers announced on Feb. 25 that they have traded Vitali Kravtsov to the Vancouver Canucks for William Lockwood and a seventh-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft.

Kravtsov had six points in 28 games for the Blueshirts this season, and his time in New York went widely unnoticed, especially with Vladimir Tarasenko, Barclay Goodrow and Kaapo Kakko largely playing the right wing position.

Lockwood hasn’t had a ton of time to develop in Vancouver but could find his place in New York, especially if he works on or alongside the “Kid Line.”

The Rangers are 33-17-9, while the Canucks are 23-35-1.

K’Andre Miller Suspended

New York Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller will receive a suspension for spitting on Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty during their game on Feb. 26.

After a whistle blew, a fight broke out between the two teams, which led to Miller spitting on Doughty. Miller received a match penalty and was ejected from the game.

With the Rangers down a defenseman, they had dressed Braden Schneider, who was originally not going to play before the trade deadline.

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