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Senators acquire defenseman Phaneuf from Leafs

The Maple Leafs have traded defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the Senators in a nine-player deal.

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Carey Price back on the ice

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Waivers list for Feb. 5, 2016

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Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Heading into season I didn't think there was any way the Leafs move Dion Phaneuf without retaining salary. TO re-established value there.

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Phaneuf did not have to technically ``waive'' his modified NTC; the Senators were on his 10-team list where he'd accept a trade.

Dion Phaneuf to Sens in 9-player trade

Ottawa acquired the hard-hitting defenseman from Toronto in a deal that saw eight other players change teams. Phaneuf, 30, has 3 goals and 21 assists this season. The 3-time All-Star was the ninth overall pick in the 2003 draft.

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NHL Leading Scorers: Pat Kane 76pts Jamie Benn 59pts Erik Karlsson 59 Tyler Seguin 56 Sid Crosby 53 Kuznetsov 53

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Dallas showed a bit of interest in Phaneuf a year ago but unless Leafs were willing to eat some salary, not sure it's a fit for the Stars

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Crosby is 1st NHL player with a 9-game goal-scoring streak on home ice in 1 season since 199596, when Mario Lemieux scored in 11 straight

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Sidney Crosby: a goal in 7 straight games, matching Patrick Kane for the longest goal streak in the NHL this season

Blackhawks' Darling helps needy man

Scott Darling picked up a man he saw in Arizona, paid for a month's stay in a hotel and bought the man groceries. Story

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