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Dealin’ Ducks: Anaheim acquires Robidas from Dallas

Mar 4, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks have been extremely busy in the day prior to the NHL trade deadline.

Having already flipped Dustin Penner to Washington and Viktor Fasth to Edmonton, the Ducks solidified their back end by acquiring veteran blueliner Stephane Robidas from Dallas, according to the O.C. Register.

In exchange, Dallas receives the fourth-round pick Anaheim received from Washington in the Penner deal.

Robidas, 37, has been out of action since Nov. 30 with a severe leg break. He broke both his tibia and fibia, which required a rod being inserted into the tibia and screws inserted into his ankle and knee. Robidas was given a 4-6 month recovery timetable but, within days of undergoing surgery, the veteran rearguard was already doing upper leg exercises and trying to development movement in his ankle.

Robidas is in the final of a four-year, $13.2 million deal with a $3.3 million cap hit. He has resumed skating and is believed to be on target for a mid-March return to game action.

Here’s more on the deal, from the Dallas Morning News:

Update: There are rumblings of Anaheim clearing space to potentially make a move for Thomas Vanek. The Ducks already had significant cap space prior to moving Penner and Fasth (even with adding Robidas), so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of package would be drawn up in the event of a trade with the Isles.


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  1. jpelle82 - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    come on halford, what did they get for fasth?

    • jhaegs - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:24 PM


    • Mike Halford - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:25 PM

      Fasth to Edmonton for a fifth-rounder in 2014 and a third in 2015.

      • jpelle82 - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:31 PM

        sorry i saw your post 2 mins after i posted that. thanks

  2. lowenni - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    What? They traded Fasth to Edmonton? Where was the article for that

    Good deal for Anaheim, if Robidas is healthy he’s a solid D-man to be had for just a fourth round pick

    • bluesdroogie - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      I know bryzgalov is headed to Minnesota so it makes since that Edmonton has acquired fasth, but I still cannot find that trade.

  3. jhaegs - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Wish the Blues would deal for another veteran blueliner. Leopold keeps getting hurt and Colaicavo grinds my gears. Not sure why they’ve played him over Cole lately…

    What do we have left to deal though? Lol

    • bluesdroogie - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      Cola(how ever you spell his name) on the blue line in the playoffs? That thought scares me. Bad pinches leading to breakaways. Please NOT AGAIN,

      Cole-leopold(if healthy)-Cola

      our 3rd pairing could use an upgrade definitely

    • jhaegs - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      Well, Leo/Cole-Carlo is the stuff of nightmares. You left out Polak though!

      It would/should be:

      Leopold hasn’t been as good after his initial injury this season. He was actually a healthy scratch a few games. If we get one more solid D man, I’ll be happy. Colaicavo was caught flat footed on the goals against VAN and ANA.

      • lowenni - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:50 PM

        Why are we talking about the Blues here

      • stuuuu86 - Mar 4, 2014 at 3:02 PM

        Ducks 3-0 vs. Blues this year

      • jhaegs - Mar 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

        Fine… Wanna talk about the Hawks or Penguins?

      • jhaegs - Mar 4, 2014 at 3:10 PM

        Good one stuuu. I was going to give you tips in how to beat the Hawks, but nevermind now!

  4. dhawks19 - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Only a 4th. It should be more than that

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