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Lightning and Ducks make a player for player trade.

A relatively minor trade on Monday night.

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We have a relatively minor trade to report. 

According to an official announcement from the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Lightning have acquired defenseman Patrick Sieloff from the Anaheim Ducks in a player for player deal that will see forward Chris Mueller going back the other way. The move will impact the depth of each team's roster but given the recent track record from both men it seems likely that their impact will be felt almost exclusively at the American Hockey League level. Neither man has played in the National Hockey League this season and in fact in the case of Sieloff he has just 2 career NHL games under his belt.

That being said the impact at the AHL level will be significant, Mueller is coming off arguably the best season of his career as a member of the Toronto Marlies and was currently having a decent season with the Syracuse Crunch, Tampa's AHL affiliate team. Through 31 games with the Crunch this season Mueller has recorded 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points so he will bring an immediate boost to the offense of the San Diego Gulls, the AHL affiliate team for the Anaheim Ducks. Sieloff on the other hand has appeared in 19 games for the Gulls this season and has just a single point thus far, a goal. 

Sieloff's last NHL appearance dates back to the 2017 - 2018 season in which he played as as member of the Ottawa Senators, while  Mueller on the other hand has not appeared in an NHL game since the 2014 - 2015 season where he played in 7 games as a member of the New York Rangers.