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Annual swap meet shuffles players

In a move to youth, the Maple Leafs sent 31-year-old Kirk Muller to Florida for right wing Jason Podollan in one of many moves NHL teams made before the annual trade deadline Tuesday.

Toronto also traded defenseman Larry Murphy to Detroit for future considerations and sent Podollan, goalie Marcel Cousineau and right wing Zdenek Nedved to the minors.

The New York Islanders traded forwards Derek King to Hartford for fifth-round draft pick and Marty McInnis to Calgary for center Robert Reichel, prospect Tyrone Garner and a sixth-round pick.

The Edmonton Oilers sent defenseman Jeff Norton to Tampa Bay for defenseman Drew Bannister. The Oilers also sent forward Miroslav Satan to Buffalo for defenseman Craig Millar and left wing Barrie Moore, then sent Moore to the minors.

The Mighty Ducks acquired center Richard Park from Pittsburgh for right wing Roman Oksiuta and sent left wing Jon Battaglia and a 1998 fourth-round draft pick to Hartford for center Mark Janssens.

The Canadiens swapped defenseman Murray Baron and right wing Chris Murray to the Coyotes for defenseman Dave Manson, then sent goalie Pat Jablonski to Phoenix for minor-league defenseman Steve Cheredaryk. Phoenix then sent Murray to Hartford for defenseman Gerald Diduck.

The Kings sent veteran center Eddie Olczyk to Pittsburgh for right wing Glen Murray and recalled right wing Brad Smyth from the minors.

The Canucks claimed defenseman Steve Staios on waivers from the Bruins. The Canucks also traded forward Josef Beranek to Pittsburgh for future considerations. They traded defenseman Frantisek Kucera to Philadelphia for future considerations and recalled centers Larry Courville and Lonny Bohonos from the minors. Calgary traded defenseman Jamie Huscroft to Tampa Bay for goaltender Tyler Moss and sent defenseman Marc Hussey to Chicago for left wing Ravil Gusmanov.

San Jose claimed defenseman Chris LiPuma off waivers from New Jersey and the Capitals recalled defenseman Stewart Malgunas.

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