Description: The New Jersey Devils have traded Dave Steckel to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft.
Insight: Steckel is more commonly known as the player who knocked out Sidney Crosby in the Winter Classic, a hit that likely resulted in Crosby's concussion. The Leafs traded for Steckel because they are dealing with injuries to Nazem Kadri and Tim Connolly at the center position, although he won't provide much fantasy value.
1/4/2011 4:10:00 PM
Description: Dave Steckel won't be fined for his hit on Sidney Crosby during the second period of the Winter Classic.
Insight: No harm, no foul. Crosby looked shaken up as he skated to the bench for the second intermission of the game, but he was okay for the third period. Crosby and teammate Brooks Orpik thought that the hit was dirty, although Steckel claims that the hit was accidental and that he didn't even know he had run into Crosby.