Word leaked out 40 minutes after the trade deadline passed that the Predators picked up center Dustin Boyd from Calgary. Boyd has 8 goals and 11 assists in 60 games this season.
The details cam from @glennonsports: Preds get Calgary's Dustin Boyd in exchange for a fourth-round pick ... Franson, Sulzer will be reassigned.
All in all with Hammer and Grebs and a depth player at forward, the Preds are the best they have been in two years.
Here is the official release from the Predators...
PREDATORS ACQUIRE FORWARD DUSTIN BOYD FROM CALGARY
-Send the Flames a fourth-round selection in the 2010 Entry Draft-
Nashville, Tenn. (March 3, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired forward Dustin Boyd from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Boyd, 23 (7/16/86), has posted 19 points (8g-11a), 15 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating while averaging 12:14 per game in 60 games for the Flames this season, his second full NHL campaign. Selected 98th overall (third round) by the Flames in the 2004 Entry Draft, Boyd has 57 points (28g-29a) and 35 penalty minutes in 192 career games since the start of the 2006-07 campaign.
The 6-0, 187-pound center and Winnipeg, Man., native was a member of the 2006 Canadian World Junior Championships squad that claimed a gold medal.
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