McCabe to NYR

TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that Florida has traded star defenseman Bryan McCabe to the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Tim Kennedy and a third round draft pick.

(He's coming for you...)

McCabe, in the last year of his 5 year $28.75 million dollar contract, will have to waive his no-trade clause to come to the Big Apple.  He has reached out on twitter stating that he is willing to do that so the trade seems imminent. 

The former Florida captain has 5 goals and 17 assists in 48 games.  This trade is a huge pickup for the Rangers as it gives them a veteran presence that they currently did not have.  All of their top 6 defensemen are under the age of 26.

In addition to todays trade, multiple waiver claims were made.  Washington picked up Marco Sturm, Philadelphia picked up Nick Boynton, and Los Angeles claimed Craig Rivet.  The New York Islanders also waived Rob Shremp and goalie Nate Lawson.

Click here to check out the rest of the trades to go down.