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Avalanche add Mittelstadt and Walker as NHL trade deadline moves pick up

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Mar 06, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-06 14:50:46-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Stanley Cup contenders aren't waiting until the NHL trade deadline day to shore up depth for what they hope is a long playoff run. The league-leading Florida Panthers got deeper on the wing by acquiring Vladimir Tarasenko from Ottawa.

And Colorado loaded up by getting defenseman Sean Walker from Philadelphia and center Casey Mittelstadt from Buffalo in separate trades.

The moves come less than 24 hours after the defending champion Vegas Golden Knights got the ball rolling by trading with Washington for 20-goal scorer Anthony Mantha.