(CBS) Going all in on another Stanley Cup run, the Blackhawks on Friday night made their third trade in the past 26 hours ahead of Monday’s deadline.
Chicago acquired forwards Tomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise from the Montreal Canadiens, the team announced. In exchange for Fleischmann and Weise, the Blackhawks sent forward Phillip Danault and their second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft to the Canadiens.
A 31-year-old native of the Czech Republic, Fleischmann has tallied 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 57 games this season with Montreal. He’s recorded 330 points in 638 career games. He was originally selected by the Red Wings in the second round in the 2002 draft.
Weise, 27, a Winnipeg native, has 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) in 56 games with Montreal this season. He was originally a fourth-round pick of the Rangers in 2008. He figures to be a winger on the third line centered by Teuvo Teravainen, whom the Blackhawks had been looking to get some help.
Danault, 23, had scored five points (one goal, four assists) in 30 games with Chicago this season. He was one the Blackahwks’ first-round selection in the 2011 draft.
The Blackhawks pulled off a blockbuster move Thursday evening, acquiring forward Andrew Ladd from the Jets in exchange for promising prospect Marko Dano, a 2016 first-round pick and a 2018 conditional pick. Late Friday afternoon, Chicago sent defenseman Rob Scuderi to the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Christian Ehrhoff.
Ladd, Ehrhoff, Fleischmann and Weise are all pending unrestricted free agents, making them rentals as the Blackhawks — in second place in the Western Conference — make a push for a fourth championship since 2010.