Lightning trade Valtteri Filppula to Flyers for Mark Streit

Posted March 03, 2017

The Flyers retained 4.7 percent of the remainder of Streit's $5.25 million contract, with the Lightning paying 50 percent and the Penguins 45.3, sources told ESPN.

The Lightning acquired defensemen Mark Streit from the Philadelphia Flyers for Valtteri Filppula.

Because of the trade, the Philadelphia Flyers had to move down a forward to create space for Filppula.

According to multiple league sources, the Predators are believed to be working on at least two separates trades that would result in a depth player leaving in one deal and a top-six forward arriving in another. He also owns a limited no-movement clause, where he can list 16 teams he would accept a trade to.

The move is a break in Tampa Bay's pattern over the deadline, as they've mostly been sellers until the last hour.

When the dust settled on a series of trades, the Pittsburgh Penguins had landed defenseman Mark Streit, while the Toronto Maple Leafs helped their playoff push by getting D-man Eric Fehr. The removal of Filppula, 32, from the Lightning roster frees general manager Steve Yzerman from having to expose one of their younger forwards in the expansion draft.

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Streit wouldn't remain with the Bolts for long as Yzerman shipped him to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in 2018.

The Lightning has already watched as two of the team's much-loved players were left to find new homes for the remainder of the season.

The 21-year-old Barkov has seven goals and four assists in that stretch and also tallied in the most recent meeting with Philadelphia, while Huberdeau is riding a three-game point streak during his 11-point run (four goals, seven assists).

Bellemare 31, has agreed to a two-year, 2.9 million dollar deal, averaging 1.45 Million per season.

The deal can be looked at as a win for both teams.