Rangers sending Zuccarello to Stars

Toronto Maple Leafs have talked to the New York Rangers about Chris Kreider

Toronto Maple Leafs have talked to the New York Rangers about Chris Kreider

Dallas has acquired winger Mats Zuccarello from the Rangers for second- and third-round picks, NY announced Saturday.

The second-rounder becomes a first-round pick if the Stars make the third round of the playoffs and Zuccarello plays in at least 50 percent of the team's cumulative games over the first two rounds.

He is now slated to become an unrestricted free agent in July and carries a $4.5 million cap hit.

Zuccarello, 31, has 11 goals and 26 assists in 46 games this season, warming up after a slow start.

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He swiftly plays it inside, where Perez and Hayden get in one anther's way, but the ball runs to Rondon and he fires home. All eyes were on the Paraguayan and he didn't disappoint, showing good movement, an eye for a pass and great speed.

The Norway native had spent his entire nine-year career with the Rangers after breaking into the National Hockey League them as a free agent ahead of the 2010-11 season.

The Rangers are receiving a conditional second-round draft pick this year and a conditional third-round pick in the 2010 draft in the deal announced Saturday night.

The Stars have struggled to put the puck in the net all season as they sit 29th in the National Hockey League in goals scored.

Minutes after we learned the Blue Jackets had acquired Ryan Dzingel from the Senators, TSN's Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie broke news of a trade between the Dallas Stars and the New York Rangers.

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