DENVER CO - JANUARY 20: Alexander Sulzer #52 of the Nashville Predators takes a shot over the defense of Daniel Winnik #34 of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 20 2011 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The strange moves just keep on coming. In a trade broken by Tennessean beat writer Joshua Cooper, the Nashville Predators have traded Alexander Sulzer to the Florida Panthers for a conditional seventh round draft pick. According to Cooper, the pick is conditional on Sulzer re-signing with the Panthers.
We'll have more on this as we find out, but for now, Nashville only has 17 healthy skaters.
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Press release after the jump.
Nashville, Tenn. (February 25, 2011) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft in exchange for defenseman Alexander Sulzer. Nashville will receive the seventh-round pick if Sulzer appears on the Florida's Reserve List during the 2011-12 season.
Sulzer is one of a franchise-record 18 Predators draftees to appear for the club this season, posting four points (1g-3a) in 31 games. He was selected 92nd overall (third round) in the 2003 Entry Draft.