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.
Streit had gone from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Valterri Filppula earlier in the day, and then Tampa traded the pending unrestricted free agent to Pittsburgh for a 2018 fourth-round draft choice.
The Lightning had included fourth-round and seventh-round picks in their deal with the Flyers to offset Philly taking on the last year of Filppula's contract in 2017-18.
The Penguins traded Fehr,Steve Oleksy and a fourth-round selection to Toronto for minor leaguer Frank Corrado.
Behind phenom Auston Matthews and other young talent, the Maple Leafs are ahead of schedule in their rebuilding. They currently hold the final wild-card spot in the East, but they had been looking for experienced defensive help. Fehr is a 12-year veteran who has six goals and five assists this season.
The defending champion Penguins had already added veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Hurricanes. They are trying to become the first NHL team to win back-to-back titles since the Red Wings in 1997-98. The 39-year-old Streit has 21 points this season.
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.
Mark Streit to Penguins, Eric Fehr to Leafs in series of trades