Report: Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins in multi-player deal
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Rotowire: Jul 1 / 10:20a ET
News: Harrington was acquired Wednesday by the Maple Leafs along with prospect Kasperi Kapanen, center Nick Spaling, and first- and third-round draft picks in 2016 in exchange for forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs, defenseman Tim Erixon, and a 2016 second-round pick, Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Kapanen is the better prospect of the two players the Leafs are receiving in return, but Harrington provides the team with a solid building block on defense. The 22-year-old has a limited offensive ceiling, but possesses the ability to advance the puck while playing responsibly in his own zone. Those traits could be enough for him to claim a full-time role with Toronto out of training camp.
Rotowire: Apr 23 / 2:15p ET
News: Harrington was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday, Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Impact: Harrington's demotion could signal that the Penguins are anticipating Derrick Pouliot's return from an upper-body injury in advance of Friday's Game 5 against the Rangers. The 22-year-old Harrington appeared in 10 games for the Penguins during the regular season, but hasn't seen the ice in the playoffs.
Rotowire: Apr 12 / 1:38p ET
News: The Penguins recalled Harrington from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.
Impact: The Penguins recalled both Harrington and fellow defenseman Brian Dumoulin for the team's playoff run. Harrington, who did not record a point in 10 regular-season contests with the Penguins, notched 12 points in 48 AHL games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.