Jackets also send second-round pick
The Columbus Blue Jackets traded goalie Pascal Leclaire and a second-round pick to the Ottawa Senators for forward Antoine Vermette.
Leclaire, scheduled to return in three to four weeks from an ankle injury that required surgery, is earning $3 million this season, $3.6 million next season and $4.8 million in 2010-11. He limped into a post-trade news conference, his foot in a walking boot.
"If anybody wants to buy a condo, it's available," Leclaire joked.
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2009 NHL TRADE DEADLINE
Here is all the news, analysis and intrigue from the March 4 NHL trade deadline: