The trade was announced along with news that Ducks defenseman
The team also placed defenseman
Anaheim sent the Lightning a third-round pick in next year’s entry draft for Brewer, 35, a former captain of the
Brewer, a 1997 first-round draft pick of the
He's expected to provide a veteran's knowledge, depth and leadership to the Ducks and is considered more than a fill-in. He's earning $3.75 million this season.
In the interim, the Ducks summoned 23-year-old rookie Jesse Blacker from minor-league Norfolk on Friday to play in the afternoon game against the Chicago Blackhawks.