3:40PM: McKenzie tweets that the deal is official and breaks down as:
- Rangers acquire: Rick Nash, Steve Delisle and a conditional third round pick. (Pick goes back to CBJ if the Rangers make the Stanley Cup Final)
- Columbus acquires: Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first round pick.
3:37PM: Dreger tweets “Howson managed this trade his way, but the components of this deal were availabe at the deadline and again at the Draft.”
3:33PM: Portzline notes that the defenseman the Rangers acquired is Steve Delisle. He is 22, a former fourth round pick, and played 38 games in the ECHL last season.