For everyone else, it’s the Kevin Shattenkirk trade. For the other teams in the AHL’s Atlantic Division, it’s more the Pheonix Copley deal. Washington traded for Greenwich’s Shattenkirk, with Copley — 11th in the AHL in goals-against at 2.31 and 12th in save percentage at .920 for the Chicago Wolves — coming along, returning to Hershey; he went to the Blues a couple of years ago in the T.J. Oshie deal. He’ll shore up goaltending that’s been up and down for the Bears. Going the other way are Zach Sanford, speaking of up and down, and veteran Brad Malone. The Bears deal from depth, basically, for a goalie.
(Jaroslav Halak finally qualifies for the averages leaderboards, by the way. His 1.91 and .933 are second to Zane McIntyre’s 1.60 and .946.)
Elsewhere, mumps everywhere.