VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -The Vancouver Canucks traded defenseman Lukas Krajicek and minor-league forward Juraj Simek to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday for defenseman Shane O'Brien and right wing Michel Ouellet.
Ouellet, with 54 goals in 187 NHL games with Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, was already in the AHL with Norfolk after clearing waivers last week. Ouellet, with a salary of $1.3 million this season, will be sent to Vancouver's farm team in Manitoba.
O'Brien fills a defensive spot created when the Canucks lost Nathan McIver to a waiver wire claim from the Anaheim Ducks over the weekend. O'Brien has 37 points and 330 penalty minutes in 158 NHL games.
Krajicek missed most of last season with a shoulder injury that required surgery and slipped down the depth chart with the emergence of Canucks rookie Alexander Edler and the additions of Rob Davison and Lawrence Nycholat.
Simek was the Canucks sixth-round pick in 2006, and has yet to play an NHL game.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Stars Pick Are the Dallas Stars going to take care of business on their home ice versus the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Oilers vs. Blues Pick Are the Edmonton Oilers going to upset the host St. Louis Blues tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Flames vs. Capitals Pick Will the Washington Capitals be able to fend off the Calgary Flames when the two teams meet up tonight at 7PM...
Thumbnail Kings vs. Golden Knights Pick Will the Los Angeles Kings be able to start a winning streak when they hit the road to face the Vegas Golden Knights...

NHL Team Pages