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Stars' Dillon Heatherington: Shipped off at deadline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heatherington was sent packing to Dallas at Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, with forward Lauri Korpikoski coming back to the Jackets, Mark Stepneski of reports.

The 21-year-old blueliner has shown precious little in the way of offensive upside, as he tallied just six points in 38 games for AHL Cleveland this year. However, Heatherington is a big, tough blueliner with second-round pedigree who could ultimately end up fitting in on a Dallas club that could use a shutdown blueliner or three. For now, he'll probably carry on in the minors, shifting over to AHL Texas.

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Penguins' Eric Fehr: Dealt to Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fehr and defenseman Steve Oleksy -- along with a 2017 fourth-round pick -- were traded from Pittsburgh to Toronto on Wednesday in exchange for another blueliner in Frank Corrado, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

Fehr was waived by the Penguins on Tuesday, which was a not-so-subtle hint that he'd ultimately be packaged in a trade. The 31-year-old winger has one year remaining on a contract that includes an average annual value of $2 million; he'll be an unrestricted free agent once that deal expires. This transaction should positively impact the Leafs since Fehr is a veteran who figures to provide sound guidance to the team's burgeoning forwards.

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Bulls' Paul Zipser: Takes part in full practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zipser (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Zipser has missed the last seven games because of a lingering ankle injury, with his last appearance coming on Feb. 8 against the Warriors. He's had almost a month off to make a full recovery and was able to take part in a full practice Wednesday, so it appears he's finally trending towards a return. Zipser's availability for Thursday's game against the Warriors remains uncertain, but look for another update following the team's morning shootaround.

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Blue Jackets' Lauri Korpikoski: Traded to Columbus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Korpikoski was traded from the Stars to the Blue Jackets on Wednesday in exchange for defensive prospect Dillon Heatherington.

Korpikoski mainly played a bottom-six role and that's likely to be the same kind of role he'll take on in Columbus' high-powered offense. The 30-year-old forward netted just one goal in February but managed 19 shots in the 11 games that month, meaning that the shots just aren't falling for him at the moment.

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Hurricanes' Patrick Brown: Promoted to NHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Brown gets his first call-up of the year after signing with the Canes during the offseason. In 54 minor-league outings, the center has managed 11 goals and nine helpers, along with 43 PIM. It is unclear if the 24-year-old will be in the lineup against the LIghtning on Wednesday or if he is just there to provide some emergency depth.

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