The Edmonton Oilers have sent a fourth round draft pick in the 2014 entry draft to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward   Mike Brown.

Brown is known for his toughness and recent reports have had the Oilers trying to strengthen their small forward corps, and Brown should do just that.


In 12 games for the Maple Leafs this season Brown (27), has an assist and ranks third in the NHL with 70 penalty minutes.


The fourth round pick is conditional and becomes a third rounder for Toronto if the Oilers make the playoffs.  A potential third round pick for a fourth line player is a deal you do 100 times out of 100.


Maple Leafs General Manager Dave Nonis said the deal “happened quickly” and that he doesn’t see any other trades on the doorstep.  “It was primarily [to create] a roster spot,” Nonis said of the reason for the trade.  He also denied earlier reports that veteran defenceman Mike Komisarek asked for a trade over the weekend and said he is not sure if the Leafs will be active before or at the April 3rd trade deadline.


The trade solves the potential roster issue facing the Leafs as forward Matt Frattin is set to return from a seven-game absence due to a knee injury. Nonis said they will decide at game time if Frattin will play Monday night at the Air Canada Centre against the New Jersey Devils.



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