Posted April 03, 2013 on AP on Fox

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 08: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate Vaclav Prospal #20 after scoring in the third period against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on October 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
The Columbus Blue Jackets are making a push for the playoffs by acquiring Marian Gaborik. The Buffalo Sabres continue to retool by dealing captain Jason Pominville. And rookie of the year candidate Cory Conacher is heading to Ottawa. These were among the notable players moved before the NHL trade deadline Wednesday. Columbus completed three deals, including one acquiring Gaborik from the New York Rangers for three players. Columbus (15-14-7) sits 11th in a tightly packed race for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. Buffalo completed its fourth trade in three weeks by trading Pominville to Minnesota in exchange for goalie Matt Hackett and forward Johan Larsson. Conacher, second in the NHL rookie scoring race, was traded by Tampa Bay to Ottawa for goalie Ben Bishop.
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