Well Sam Gagner’s time with the Tampa Bay Lightning is short lived. Gagner has been traded twice in under two hours. The Lightning have traded the center to the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes needed a centerman after buying out Mike Ribeiro due to behavioral issues.The Lightning also traded B.J. Crombeen as well. GM Steve Yzerman said he wanted to make cap room and has now done that. In return the Lightning have received a 6th round draft pick and have cleared roughly $5.6 million dollars in space and the Bolts are retaining 1/3 of Gagne’s salary.
PHX gave up a draft pick to TB for Sam Gagner and B.J. Crombeen. TB clearing salary cap room. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2014