Continuing a flurry of trades around the
Fleischmann, 6 feet 1 and 192-pounds, has a salary-cap hit of $4.5 million and can become an unrestricted free agent after this season. He had seven goals and 21 points and was plus-12 defensively in 52 games with the Panthers this season. He set career-best totals of 27 goals and 61 points with Florida in the 2011-12 season. For his career he has 122 goals, 304 points and 164 penalty minutes in 567 games with Washington, Colorado and Florida. He has four goals and eight points in 29 career playoff games.
"Tomas is a skill player who can make a play," Boudreau said. "He sees the ice really well and is solid defensively. He should be a really good addition."
Boudreau also said he might try Fleischmann on the left of
Fleischmann was told of the trade shortly before the Panthers faced the
"Fleischmann brings skill and smarts to our hockey team," Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said. "He's a left-handed shot, can play on the power play or the penalty kill and gives us added depth on the left side. His history with Bruce should help ease his transition to our club."
Heatley signed a one-year, $1-million contract with the Ducks last summer with the idea that he might fit with Getzlaf and Perry and revive his career. However, he suffered a groin injury during the preseason and underwent surgery in November. The Ducks assigned him to Norfolk of the AHL on Dec. 30, and he had two goals, seven points and a minus-5 defensive rating in 25 games with the
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