The trade deadline looms on Feb. 27, which means that transactions around the NHL will start to pick up in the coming days. The Chicago Blackhawks have not made any major moves just yet, but on Tuesday afternoon they did send forward Brandon Segal to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for future considerations.
Segal, who was signed as a free agent by Chicago in Sept. 2011, was originally drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2002. He made his NHL debut with Tampa Bay in 2009. He's been playing with the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League this season:
Segal, 28, has recorded 13 goals, 12 assists and 63 penalty minutes in 53 regular-season tilts with the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs this season. He made his National Hockey League debut with Tampa Bay in 2009.
Segal last played in the NHL for the Dallas Stars during the 2010-11 season.
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