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Report: Islanders close to acquiring Nick Leddy from Blackhawks

Dennis Wierzbicki / USA TODAY Sports

The New York Islanders are close to upgrading their blue-line, and the Chicago Blackhawks are about to pay bail and get out of salary cap prison. Sounds like a win-win.

From Arthur Staple of Newsday:

UPDATE: The Islanders, changing gears quickly, acquired Johnny Boychuk from the Boston Bruins in exchange for three mid-round picks on Saturday.

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