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Ryan Callahan traded to Lightning for Martin St. Louis

The NHL trade deadline is quickly approaching, and moves are being made left and right.

The latest player swap comes from the Big Apple, where the New York Rangers have acquired Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis for Rangers captain Ryan Callahan. The Rangers will also send a 1st and 2nd round pick in the 2014 draft to Tampa. Talk about a blockbuster deal.

This trade news coming from multiple reports on Twitter.

Callahan will be a free-agent after the offseason, and after months of extension talks with the Rangers, Callahan and the club were not able to come to an agreement, so the Blue Shirts moved him to assure they’ll get something out of him leaving.

The idea of the Rangers trading Captain Cally has been floated around before in the past couple of weeks, but nothing never really came serious until this morning, when it was rumored that New York was talking with Tampa about St. Louis.

Obviously it’s tough for the Rangers to lose a talented player by Callahan, who was well-liked by fans, but getting a player like St. Louis, the league’s leading scorer last season and one of the Lightnings top players for the last 13 years, will make up for that loss.

This is a developing story, so check back later for more details.

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