Predators acquire Hal Gill

Updated: February 17, 2012, 5:46 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Montreal Canadiens have begun selling ahead of the Feb. 27 trade deadline, sending veteran defenseman Hal Gill Friday to the Nashville Predators.

The Canadiens also sent a conditional 2013 fifth-round pick in exchange for Blake Geoffrion, minor league forward Robert Slaney and a 2012 second-round pick in 2012.

Geoffrion, the 23-year-old grandson of Canadiens legend Bernie (Boom Boom) Geoffrion, appeared in 22 games for Nashville this season and had three assists.

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