Dec 23, 2011; San Jose, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Davis Drewiske (44) warms up before the game against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Los Angeles 2-1 in shootouts. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Minor Trades: Oilers, Capitals, Coyotes, Kings, Canadiens

As well as the big ticket moves that happened today there were a bunch of smaller depth moves that were also made today. The first one was between the Edmonton Oilers and the Washington Capitals. The Oilers traded forward Dane Byers for the Capitals defenseman Garrett Stafford. Byers has 6 goals and 4 assists in the 58 games he’s played with the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL this season. Stafford has played 48 games in the AHL this season playing for the Hersey Bears. In those games he has 1 goal and 20 assists.

The Capitals were busy today as they also made a trade with the Phoenix Coyotes. The Coyotes traded Joel Rechlicz to the Capitals for Matthew Clackson. Rechlicz has played in 36 games for the Portland Pirates this season where he accumulated 149 penalty minutes. Clackson played 19 games this season for the Hersey Bears where he has one goal and 2 assists to go along with 36 penalty minutes.

The last minor trade I want to talk about was between the Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens. Davis Drewiske was traded from the Kings to the Canadiens for a 5th round pick in the 2013 draft. In the 126 career games he’s played with the Kings Drewiske has 4 goals, 18 assists and 67 penalty minutes. Drewiske is in the last year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Tags: Dane Byers Davis Drewiske Edmonton Oilers Garrett Stafford Joel Rechlicz Los Angeles Kings Matthew Clackson Montreal Canadiens Phoenix Coyotes Trades Washington Capitals

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