The 2017 NHL trade deadline week was a busy one for the Tampa Bay Lightning and general manager Steve Yzerman. It should be pointed out that while Wednesday is the designated “trade deadline day,” the frenzy that’s filled deadline days of yore are gone. The action begins the days leading up to the day.
Here’s a timeline of events for the Lightning in one handy guide. (All times are approximate to when the news was first reported.)
Sunday, Feb. 26
6:22 p.m. - Goaltender Ben Bishop is traded to the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Erik Cernak and goalie Peter Budaj. The Kings also receive a fifth-round pick while the Bolts get a 2017 seventh-round draft pick and a 2017 conditional pick. Bishop will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer.
Monday, Feb. 27
12:26 p.m. - Center Brian Boyle is traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Byron Froese. The Bolts will also receive a 2017 second-round pick. Boyle is set to be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
Wednesday, March 1
10:30 a.m. - Goaltender Adam Wilcox is traded to the Florida Panthers for goaltender Mike McKenna, shoring up the goal crease in Syracuse.
2:29 p.m. - Center Valterri Filppula is traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Mark Streit. The Flyers also receive a 2017 fourth-round pick and a conditional seventh-round pick. The move allows the Lightning to shed a $5 million contract and also opens up a spot to protect in the expansion draft. The Flyers also retain some salary.
3:20 p.m. - Defenseman Mark Streit is traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a fourth-round pick.