Bantering Points: 2/23/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired forward Matt Duchene and defenseman Julius Bergman in exchange for prospect Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson, a 1st round selection in the 2019 Entry Draft, and a conditional 1st round selection in the 2020 Entry Draft (Jackets Cannon)
  • Wayne Scanlan notes highlights Duchene’s departure as the first of three major shakeups coming to Ottawa in the coming days (Sportsnet)
  • Sean Leahy relays word of the Philadelphia Flyers’ reasoning in starting veteran Brian Elliott over rookie Carter Hart in today’s Stadium Series game (NBC Sports)
  • Kevin Klein reports that the Washington Capitals sent a 2nd round selection in the 2020 Entry Draft and defenseman Madison Bowey to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for defenseman Nick Jensen, and then promptly signed Jensen to a four year, $10 million contract extension (Japers Rink)
  • Edmonton Oilers’ forward Connor McDavid has been suspended two games for checking New York Islanders’ defenseman Nick Leddy in the head (TSN)/