With the NHL’s trade deadline looming at 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, three American Hockey League All-Stars found themselves on the move late Wednesday.
The New York Islanders acquired forward Jeff Tambellini and defenseman Denis Grebeshkov from the Los Angeles Kings, plus a conditional third-round pick in 2006, in exchange for forward Mark Parrish and defensemen Brent Sopel.
The 22-year-old Grebeshkov and the 21-year-old Tambellini will join the Islanders in time for Thursday’s practice.
Denis Grebeshkov represented Manchester at the last two AHL All-Star Classics.
Grebeshkov was a first-round pick by the Kings in 2002 and played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2005 and 2006. He has two goals and 25 assists in 48 AHL games for Manchester this season.
Tambellini was a first-rounder in 2003, and was named to the AHL All-Star Classic as a rookie this season. He ranks fourth among AHL rookies with 25 goals, third with 56 points and third with a plus-17 rating in 56 games for the Monarchs. Tambellini’s dad, Steve, was a member of the Islanders’ 1980 Stanley Cup championship team.
Also on Wednesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Aleksander Suglobov from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for veteran defenseman and 1994 Calder Cup champion Ken Klee.
Aleksander Suglobov was Albany’s leading scorer in 2005-06.
Suglobov, 24, was an AHL All-Star this season. He had 25 goals and 23 assists for 48 points in 51 AHL games with Albany.
Suglobov was a second-round draft choice by the Devils in 2000. He scored his first career NHL goal on Dec. 17, 2005, at Carolina.