NHL·TRADE ROUNDUP

Senators trade defenceman Reilly to Bruins, Coburn to Islanders

The Ottawa Senators have dealt defenceman Mike Reilly to the Boston Bruins ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline. They also dealt depth defenceman Braydon Coburn to the New York Islanders late Sunday

Canadiens acquire Jon Merrill from Red Wings; Penguins trade for Jeff Carter

Mike Reilly, who the Senators traded to Boston on Sunday, has 19 points in 40 games this season. (Rich Lam/Getty Images/File)

The Ottawa Senators have dealt defenceman Mike Reilly to the Boston Bruins ahead of Monday's 3 p.m. ET NHL trade deadline.

The Senators (13-25-4) received a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft.

The 27-year-old Chicago native has 19 assists in 40 games for Ottawa this season and is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Drafted 98th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2011, Reilly has 72 points (eight goals, 64 assists) in 244 NHL games with the Sens, Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild.

He joins a Bruins (21-12-6) team that has struggled defensively this year. Boston was handed a 8-1 loss by the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Ottawa also dealt depth defenceman Braydon Coburn to the New York Islanders late Sunday, receiving a seventh-round pick at the 2022 NHL draft in return.

Coburn, 36, has two assists and 10 penalty minutes in 16 games for the Senators this season.

Canadiens acquire Merrill

The Montreal Canadiens have bolstered their blue-line depth ahead of Monday's 3 p.m. ET NHL trade deadline.

The club acquired veteran defenceman Jon Merrill from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday for a fifth-round draft pick in 2021 and minor-league forward Hayden Verbeek.

Merrill appeared in 36 games with the Red Wings this season, picking up five assists while averaging nearly 20 minutes of ice time.

The 29-year-old from Oklahoma City has 12 goals and 66 points in 392 NHL regular-season games with the New Jersey Devils, Vegas Golden Knights and Red Wings since making his NHL debut in 2013-14.

Merrill was selected 38th overall by the Devils in the 2010 NHL draft.

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Verbeek, 23, had one goal and two assists with Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League this season. The pick heading to Detroit in the trade previously belonged to the Ottawa Senators.

Earlier Sunday, the Canadiens put 22-year-old rearguard Victor Mete on waivers after he collected only three assists in 14 contests. The former standout with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League has four goals, 34 points and plus-30 rating in 184 NHL games.

Penguins pick up Carter from Kings

The Los Angeles Kings traded forward Jeff Carter to the Pittsburgh Penguins late Sunday night for a pair of conditional draft picks.

Kings vice-president and general manager Rob Blake said the franchise will have a conditional third-round selection in the 2022 NHL draft and a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2023 draft. Pittsburgh GM Ron Hextall spent seven seasons with the Kings as assistant GM, including when they won their first Stanley Cup in 2012.

In 40 games this season, Carter has eight goals and 11 assists. He leaves Los Angeles tied for 10th in franchise history in goals and first in overtime goals with 11. The Kings are likely to miss the post-season for a third straight season. They have won only three of their last 10 and are six points out of the final playoff spot in the West Division.

Pittsburgh is in third place in the East Division, but just two points behind Washington and the New York Islanders for the lead.

The Penguins have weathered a series of injuries to remain in contention and Carter's arrival — with the Kings picking up 50 per cent of his $5.2 million salary — give them more experienced depth up the middle with the playoffs approaching.

Capitals move blue-liner to clear cap space

The New Jersey Devils acquired defenceman Jonas Siegenthaler from the Washington Capitals on Sunday for a third-round pick in this summer's draft.

Washington clears $800,000 US in salary-cap space by dealing one of the eight defencemen on its active roster. New Jersey gets a 23-year-old left shot on the blue-line for its rebuilding efforts.

Siegenthaler is a restricted free agent after this season. The 2015 second-round pick from Switzerland has 13 points in 97 regular-season NHL games, all with the Capitals.

With files from CBC Sports

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