Lightning Acquire Jaspers
The Lightning have announced the team has traded veteran center Jarrod Skalde to the Phoenix Coyotes for center Jason Jaspers.
Skalde was one of the free agent flops for the Falcons last season and played just 15 games in a Falcons jersey before being loaned to Phoenix's farm team the Utah Grizzlies in echange for Jason Jaspers being loaned to the Falcons. Yesterday's trade now formalizes each players' place in their respective organizations.
]Jaspers[/url], 24, played 48 games for the Falcons compiling 12 goals and 29 points. Late in the season the ex-Sudbury speedster formed a dangerous duo with Lightning prospect Evgeni Artukhin, and he will be expected to continue to provide veteran leadership to the youthful Falcons' forward corps next season.