Just as Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said would be the case, Detroit did not make any NHL trade deadline moves. The Red Wings instead decided to stand pat with what they have, passing on mixing up the roster with only a month and a half left until the NHL playoffs begin.
Interestingly, the Red Wings were one of just two teams in the NHL's Central Division to not make a move right before the trade deadline. Chicago, Columbus and St. Louis were all involved in trades today:
- The Blackhawks acquired defenseman Chris Campoli and a conditional seventh-round pick in 2011 from Ottawa for forward Ryan Potulny and a second-round pick in 2011.
- The Blue Jackets made two trades. In the first they acquired forwards Greg Moore and Michael Chaput from Philadelphia for forward Tom Sestito. In the second they received forward Scottie Upshall and defenseman Sami Lepisto from Phoenix for defenseman Rostislav Klesla and forward Dane Byers.
- The Blues acquired a third-round pick in 2012 from Anaheim for forward Brad Winchester.
For a look at all of the trades made today, check out Winging It In Motown.