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Lightning, Ducks trade AHL prospects

The Anaheim Ducks, parent club of the AHL’s Portland Pirates, have acquired defenseman Jay Leach from the Tampa Bay Lightning, parent club of the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals, in exchange for right wing Brandon Segal and a seventh-round pick in the 2008 NHL Draft.

Anaheim also acquired goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin from Los Angeles and assigned him to Portland.

Leach, 28, recorded three goals, eight assists and a team-best plus-12 rating in 55 games with Norfolk this season, and also skated in two NHL games with the Lightning.

In 296 career AHL games with Norfolk, Providence, Bridgeport and Springfield, Leach has tallied 14 goals and 30 assists for 44 points.

Segal, 24, recorded five goals and nine assists for 14 points in 54 games with Portland this season. In 313 career AHL contests, Segal has totaled 61 goals and 51 assists for 112 points.

Segal won a Calder Cup championship as a rookie with Milwaukee in 2004.

Aubin, 30, has made 118 career AHL appearances, including one this season with Manchester. He has also played 218 NHL games with Los Angeles, Toronto and Pittsburgh, earning 80 victories and posting seven shutouts.