With the playoffs seemingly out of reach, the Devils dealt Jaromir Jagr to the Panthers for a 2015 second-round pick and the choice of either Florida or Minnesota's third-round pick in 2016. Jagr, who made his NHL debut before the Panthers, is fifth all-time in points (1,784).
Jose Calderon was seen wearing a boot after suffering an Achilles injury Wednesday against the Celtics, putting his status for Friday's game in Detroit in doubt. Calderon has started 42 of 42 games for the Knicks this season and is averaging 9.1 points and 4.7 assists.
Matt Harvey hasn't seen live game action since Aug. 24, 2013, after the right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery. According to reports, the team is planning on Harvey making his return and Spring Training debut against the Tigers in the Mets' first Grapefruit League home game on March 6.
Neck spasms held Rick Nash out of the Rangers' contest against the Flames on Tuesday, but the Blueshirts' leading goal scorer is participating with the team at morning skate and is expected to return Thursday. In 58 games this season, Nash has tallied 37 goals and 21 assists.
When Islanders GM Garth Snow acquired Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk in the offseason, he hoped he would be able to re-sign both defensemen before they hit free agency. With Nick Leddy inked to a seven-year deal, Snow will now turn his attention to extending Boychuk.
Leading up to the trade deadline, reports indicated that the Rangers were planning to keep Mats Zuccarello and try to re-sign the 27-year-old in the offseason. But with the two sides far apart on an extension, Rangers GM Glen Sather is entertaining the idea of dealing the winger.
The Nets slumped to their first loss since the All-Star break, dropping a 102-96 contest to the Pelicans on Wednesday. Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and Joe Johnson recorded a double-double in the defeat. Brooklyn now sits just one game above Boston for the East's final playoff spot.