We have another trade on Saturday in the National Hockey League and this time it's a defenseman on the move.
The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly traded defenseman Justin Schultz, who was rumored in trades for several months now, but not to his expected destination. For the past week it sounded like it was almost certain Schultz would be traded to the Kings, but roughly 36 hours ago major rumors of the Penguins making a push for Schultz started to emerge and they have in fact finalized that deal.
In exchange for acquiring Schultz from the Oilers the Pittsburgh Penguins will give up a 3rd round draft choice, although it's not official in which year of the draft that pick will be as the official announcement has not yet come down.
Furthermore according to ESPN's Pierre Lebrun the Oilers will be retaining 50% of Schultz's salary, the maximum amount allowable under the CBA.
Oilers retain 50 percent of Schultz salary in Pens trade— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 27, 2016