Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire Anthony Duclair from San Jose Sharks

The Tampa Bay Lightning are usually active ahead of the trade deadline and this season is no different. The team announced during their game against the Calgary Flames on Thursday night, they've struck a deal with the San Jose Sharks to acquire Anthony Duclair and a 2025 7th-round pick in exchange for 2024 3rd-round pick and Jack Thompson.

The Sharks kept Duclair out of tonight's lineup because of trade-related reasons and now the deal is done. He brings speed and offense to the Lightning and will likely get a chance to crack the top-six. Duclair has faired ok in San Jose, a struggling team who have been looking to make moves the entire season. Duclair's posted 27 points in 56 with the Sharks and heads to a Lightning team who are very familiar with his game from his days with the rival Florida Panthers.

Duclair scored 11 points in 20 games last postseason with the Panthers and the Lightning are hopeful he can once again find the spark when the games matter most. He's owed $3 million against the cap this season and is a pending free agent. The Lightning had some cap space to use after Mikhail Sergachev went down with injury a couple of weeks back.

The Lightning enter Friday with $5.9 million left in deadline cap space and are far from done. They now don't have a draft pick in the first four rounds of the 2024 draft.

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