Find out all the latest news and rumors around the NHL trade deadline.

By Kaelen Jones
February 22, 2019

The NHL trade deadline is quickly approcahing, and a handful of teams are preparing for the final stretch of the season by making acquisitions to improve their rosters.

Things got off to a fun start Saturday when the New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Connor Carrick and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Ben Lovejoy. On Friday, the Senators traded Matt Duchene to the Blue Jackets, while the Capitals acquired Carl Hagelin from the Kings in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft and a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2020 entry draft on Thursday.

The NHL trade deadline is Monday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. ET.

Here are all the latest rumors and news around the league:

• The Rangers traded Mats Zuccarello to the Stars for two conditional picks. (Darren Dreger, TSN)

• Ottawa and Columbus are finalizing a deal that would send Ryan Dzingel and a Calgary seventh-round pick to the Blue Jackets for Anthony Duclair and two second-round picks. (Elliotte Friedman, TSN)

• The primary focus for Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion has been to trade Mark Stone, and interested teams include Winnipeg, Nashville, Calgary and Boston among others, but the asking price seems to be too high right now. (Bob McKenzie, TSN)

• Florida sat Derick Brassard against the Kings, the Panthers last game before the trade deadline. Florida acquired Brassard on Feb. 1 from the Penguins. (George Richards, The Athletic)

• Nick Jensen, who was acquired by the Capitals from the Red Wings, will go through all team meeings and take warmups but will not play on Saturday. He will make his Capitals' debut Sunday against the Rangers. (Team)

• Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Hayes and Adam McQuaid will not be in the lineup for the New York Rangers during Saturday's outing against the Devils. (Elliotte Friedman, TSN)

• With Duchene off the market, teams are shifting their focus to Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello from the Rangers. (Darren Dreger, TSN)

The Blue Jackets acquired Duchene and Julius Bergman from the Senators in exchange for a lottery-protected first-round 2019 draft pick, and prospects Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson. (Aaron Portzline, The Athletic)

• Interest in Flyers' Wayne Simmonds has intensified, but Philadelphia is intent on keeping him as it makes a push for the playoffs. (Pierre LeBrun, TSN)

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