With the NHL's Christmas "trade freeze" set to begin at midnight on Sunday, December 19th running through to December 27th there's been no notable trade activity so far this week.
Except for the Boston Bruins finally shipping forward Marco Sturm to the Los Angeles Kings on December 11th there hasn't been much trade activity involving an NHL roster player this month.
Not that there aren't any general managers shopping around for help. The respective GMs of the Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks this past week admitted they're in the market but also lamented how salary cap constraints and the fact teams are only interested in moving expensive, underachieving veterans have made trades very difficult to make at this point in the season.
It's quite possible the "Christmas deadline" could pass without any trades being made.
Here's a quick look at the notable trades made thus far this season:
November 17th - Carolina Hurricanes ship defenseman Anton Babchuk and forward Tom Kostopoulos to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Ian White and forward Brett Sutter.
November 23rd - Hurricanes acquire forward Ryan Carter from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for two minor leaguers.
November 29th - Bruins trade defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Colorado Avalanche for minor league defenseman Colby Cohen.
November 30th - Washington Capitals deal forward Tomas Fleischmann to the Avalanche for defenseman Scott Hannan.
December 11th - Bruins trade Marco Sturm to the Kings for future considerations.