It took some time, but the Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks got the job done.
Today, the Hurricanes traded veteran defenseman Niclas Wallin and a 2010 fifth-round draft pick to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2010 second-round pick.
"We thank Nic for his time in Carolina," said Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford. "He has been a key part of the Hurricanes for the past nine seasons, and we wish him and his family well."
The Hurricanes drafted Wallin as a 25-year-old in 2000, and he has spent his entire nine-season NHL career with Carolina. The Boden, Sweden, native ranks third among defensemen in franchise history with 517 regular-season games played, and second to only Glen Wesley (729) in that category since the team's relocation to North Carolina.
Wallin, 34, has totaled 18 goals and 51 assists for 69 points over his career.