Red Wings Trade Leino to Flyers

TSN of Canada reports that the Detroit Red Wings have traded forward Ville Leino to the Philadelphia Flyers.

In return, Detroit will get defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and a fifth-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The Red Wings are looking to clear cap space with the return of injured forward Johan Franzen coming on Tuesday. Leino has a cap hit of $800,000 this season while Tollefsen is scheduled to make $600,000. Leino is also under contract for next season while Tollefsen is a restricted free agent.

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