Flyers pick up Valtteri Filppula from Tampa for Mark Streit

Per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, the deal will send a fourth round pick to the Lightning in exchange for Streit.

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Valtteri Filppula, a fourth-round pick and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday.

The Lightning have acquired Mark Streit from the Flyers.

But Streit's contract ($5.25 million) is running out and Filppula's ($5 million) still has another year left.

The 11-year National Hockey League veteran has also spent time with the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens, totaling 95 goals and 333 assists in 765 games.

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Hill had on-off performances since then, including in their recent loss against the Dallas Mavericks on February 9. Williams, 32, averaged 13.1 points and 6.9 assists this season but has been limited to 40 games due to injuries.

Philadelphia has a log jam at defense with a multitude of blue line prospects likely to make the jump to the National Hockey League next year. Because Filppula, who spent eight years in the Detroit Red Wings organization, had a no movement clause, he has to be protected this summer in the National Hockey League expansion draft.

Philadelphia, on the other hand, acquire a veteran center in the 32-year-old Filppula, who has seven goals and 27 assists in 59 games this season.

Two years ago, Hextall made a terrific deal with Tampa, sending Braydon Coburn to the Lightning for Radko Gudas, a first-rounder in 2015, and a third-rounder in 2015. He has a no-trade clause with a list of 16 clubs he was willing to be dealt to.

Streit, 39, is a pending unrestricted free agent.

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