Tomas Jurco, 24 years old, was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2017 third round pick. After phone calls being made for interest in Nyquist and or Tatar weeks ago, the Hawks settled for Jurco.
The Wings won’t retain any salary from Jurco. He is at his last year at an $900,000 cap hit and is a restricted free agent this summer.
He’s only played 16 games this season, logging in 0 points. He was a -8. But for the Hawks looking at depth for their bottom 6 at a cheap price, Jurco still has the ability to score. Detroit gave up on him again this year.
Names like Vanek, Smith, Ott and Green are still swirling but this is the only official trade at this point. Wings have 10 picks so far. The deadline is March 1, 3:00.