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If Callahan, a heart-and-soul-type player valued for his leadership over his offensive output, should re-sign with Tampa Bay, the Rangers would get a second-round pick in 2015 from Tampa Bay and the Lightning will get the Rangers' seventh-round pick in 2015.
The trade of St. Louis to the Rangers was a stunner. Tension grew between him and Tampa Bay General Manager
St. Louis, who was undrafted out of college but has had an exceptional career, led the Lightning this season with 29 goals and 61 points. The Rangers were trying to get him to New York in time for their game Wednesday night against Toronto.
Callahan, had 11 goals and 25 points in 45 games with the Rangers this season.
"The Lightning are very excited to have Ryan Callahan join the organization and help us in our quest to make the playoffs," Yzerman said in a statement released by the Lightning. "Ryan is an outstanding player and leader who we look forward to seeing on the ice tomorrow night."
"We'd like to thank Marty for everything he has done on and off the ice during his outstanding 13-year career in Tampa Bay. He has been one of the greatest players in the organization's history but in the end we honored his request today. We wish him and his family the best of luck as he continues his career in New York."
Another player rumored to have been on the market, Ottawa defenseman