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Leafs trade Mitchell to Rangers Add to ...

The Toronto Maple Leafs capped a quiet trade deadline with only one small deal, shipping out centre John Mitchell to the New York Rangers for a seventh-round pick in 2012.

Leafs GM Brian Burke said he wasn't surprised at the lack of activity on deadline day, as he felt he had made his major moves already in trading away Tomas Kaberle, Francois Beauchemin and Kris Versteeg earlier this month.

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"It was an uneventful day for us," Burke said. "That's kind of how we thought it would go. We had some lines in the water, we worked on a bunch of things, but none of the price tags for the things we worked on made sense.

"I'm not disappointed or surprised that we weren't able to do much today."

A fifth-round pick in 2003, Mitchell was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and was playing with the Toronto Marlies in the minors after clearing waivers recently.

He had two goals and an assist in 23 games with the Leafs this season.

"He played some good hockey here and I want to thank him for that and wish him well," Burke said.

 

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