Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/21/12
Teams are becoming increasingly active with the NHL trade deadline less than a week away. It was the Lightning, Red Wings and Avalanche that made a splash on Tuesday. The Lightning traded winger Steve Downie to the Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Kyle Quincey. Tampa Bay then shipped Quincey to the Detroit Red Wings for their first-round pick and defenseman Sebastien Piche. The Avalanche, who currently sit outside the Western Conference playoff picture, add a physical forward in Downie. He enters Tuesday's action sixth in the NHL with 121 penalty minutes. He's ranked among the top 10 in that category...
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