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The NHL trade deadline is 3:00 p.m. ET, but will general managers be too tired to pick up their phones?

According to Cap Friendly, more than 40 deals place in the two weeks before the deadline. In the last 10 years, according to the website, there have been a maximum of 20.

But last season there were 33 trades on the cut-off date, so there's still room for more action that day.

Are the 30th-ranked Anaheim Ducks moving players? How about the collapsing Philadelphia Flyers? Will the St. Louis Blues trade a defenseman? Will San Jose Sharks star Erik Karlsson deal now or in the offseason?

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Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk is a pending unrestricted free agent.

Follow USA TODAY Sports' Mike Brehm and Jimmy Hascup as they analyze the day's moves.

Here is a summary of the trades that took place prior to the cut-off date.

The Penguins want to take on Ducks defender Dmitry Kulikov

That was reported by TSN's Pierre LeBrun. He said Brock McGinn could be the return. Kulikov, who has averaged 20 minutes per game, is one of two defenders looking to move the Ducks. He and his pending UFA colleague John Klingberg sat out.

Sharks trade Vladislav Namestnikov to Jets

The Sharks get a fourth-round pick in 2025, TSN reports. This is Namestnikov's second trade in two days. San Jose acquired him from the Lightning, where he had 15 points in 57 games. The collapsing Jets have fallen to the last wildcard spot in the Western Conference.

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Flyers trade Zach MacEwen to Kings for Brendan Lemieux

The two resolute players switch teams. Both are about even in penalty minutes this season, but MacEwen has beaten Lemieux four goals to zero. MacEwen was just activated from a broken jaw. Both players were suspended during their careers, including Lemieux, who got five games for biting Brady Tkachuk's hand. The Flyers also get a fifth-round pick in 2024.

The Canucks trade Curtis Lazar to the Devils

He kills penalties and has won 51.9% of his faceoffs. Lazar is signed for two more seasons with a $1 million cap hit. The Canucks regain a fourth-round pick in 2024 and clear some cap space.

What Flyers are looking for for James van Riemsdyk

TSN's Chris Johnston reports The Flyers are looking for a third-round selection for the upcoming UFA James van Riemsdyk. According to Johnston, Vegas, Winnipeg and Seattle are among the teams showing interest in the forward.

Red Wings trade Jakub Vrana for Blues

Vrana, who spent some time on the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Player this season, is a talented player who has fallen out of favor with Detroit since being traded from the Capitals in 2021. The 27-year-old has two points in five NHL games, with 11 points in 17 AHL games. Vrana has two seasons of 20+ goals in his career and another season with a $5.25 million cap. The return for Detroit is pretty weak: a seven-round pick from 2025 and 27-year AHL veteran Dylan McLaughlin, the teams announced. The Red Wings keep 50% of Vrana's salary.

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Penguins acquire Nick Bonino from Sharks

Bonino played for the Penguins in 2015-16 and 2016-17, the years the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh have had to improve their bottom six and recently picked up Mikael Granlund as well. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and The Athletic reported the news, although it's unclear what the return is.

Philadelphia's James van Riemsdyk, Kevin Hayes. Vancouver's Brock Boeser. Karlsson from San Jose. Anaheim's John Klingberg, Dmitry Kulikov. St. Louis' Colton Parayko, Torey Krug. Montreal's Joel Edmundson, Mike Hoffman.

Stars acquire Max Domi from the Blackhawks in late-night trade

It was announced before midnight, so technically it's not a deadline-day deal. Dallas gets some much-needed scoring depth by adding the Blackhawks' top scorer (49 points in 60 games). American Hockey League goaltender Dylan Wells also goes to the Stars, who waived a 2025 second-round pick and pending UFA goaltender Anton Khudobin. Domi was traded just before the deadline for two consecutive years. The deal was not finalized in time for Thursday's game, so Domi sat out the matchup the Stars.

Which candidate was the busiest?

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas is in the final year of his contract and faces another first-round meeting with the Lightning. When he goes out, he goes out swinging. Since February 17, he has made five trades, taking on forwards Ryan O'Reilly, Noel Acciari and Sam Lafferty, and reorganizing defense by adding McCabe, Erik Gustafsson and Luke Schenn.

Coyotes pay not to play

The Coyotes, who traded forward Nick Bjugstad and defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere and Jakob Chychrun, had to hit the salary cap. They recently extended the contracts of the injured Shea Weber and Jakub Voracek. They also took $2.625 million of Patrick Kane's salary in the Rangers-Blackhawks trade and kept 50% of Bjugstad's $900,000 salary when they sold him to the Oilers. They still pay $990,000 a year to Oliver Ekman-Larsson, whom they traded in 2021, and hold the contracts of Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd and Josh Brown, according to Cap Friendly.

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