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2011 NHL Trade Deadline: Ducks Acquire Brad Winchester For 2012 3rd Round Pick

The Anaheim Ducks have made some noise on the day of the NHL trade deadline, making one deal and on their way to another move. The Ducks have sent a 2012 third round draft pick to the St. Louis Blues for forward Brad Winchester, per Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register. Also, per Stephens:

Maxim Lapierre will be dealt and move should happen soon.

Winchester has appeared in 57 games for the Blues this season, and has scored nine goals and has five assists. The Ducks acquired Lapierre from the Montreal Canadiens on December 31, for defenseman Brett Festerling. In 21 games with the Ducks, Lapierre had no goals and three assists. Last night, Daniel from the SB Nation blog Anaheim Calling figured the Ducks would be active today:

Honestly, I think Murray just can't help himself. He'll see a Ducks team that is still on the outside of the playoff picture and has to make one more acquisition. By the end of business today, the Ducks will be at least 3 points out of a playoff spot. Murray will try to do something. I don't think it'll be a huge splash of a deal, but Murray will pick up someone. Although, I think the best move would be unloading Sutton for a pick and calling up Bonino.

The Ducks made a minor move last night, acquiring right wing Brian McGrattan and defenseman Sean Zimmerman from Boston in exchange for center Stefan Chaput and right wing David Laliberte. Both McGrattan and Zimmerman reported directly to Syracuse, the club announced last night.

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