It sounds like a veteran defenseman has been traded.
First Sportsnet insider Nick Kypreos stated on Hockey Central at Noon that veteran Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been traded to the New York Rangers in exchnage for a pair of draft picks, that report has since been echoed by TSN insider Darren Dreger.
TSN insider Bob McKenzie is now reporting that the two picks in the trade are a second round draft selection and a third round draft selection both of which will come in 2017.
Smith has been traded to the New York Rangers for two draft picks.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 28, 2017
Pending a trade call (not official until then), DET will get 2nd rder and 3rd rder, both in 2017, from NYR for Brendan Smith.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 28, 2017