Winnipeg trades Spencer Machacek to Columbus for Tomas Kubalik

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets on March 10, 2013 — No Comments

The Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets swung a depth deal for two AHL players as Spencer Machacek goes to Columbus in exchange for Tomas Kubalik.

Machacek

Kubalik is 22 years old and has spent 54 games with Springfield in the AHL this season earning 20 points (14G, 6A) and 50 penalty minutes.

Winnipeg Free Press reporter Gary Lawless added the following:

Gary tweet about Kubalik

Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer for the Columbus Dispatch Aaron Portzline added the following:
Portzline tweet

So a fairly minor move by the Jets to add some depth.

Hockey’s Future – Tomas Kubalik:

Talent Analysis:  Kubalik is a chippy forward, always in the middle of scrums.  He plays with a bit of an edge, but also brings skill.  He is not afraid to go to the net and score dirty goals.  Kubalik must continue to work on his skating. He owns a good shot.  He needs to continue to develop his physical game, and must increase his strength to compete with bigger stronger players.

To read full prospect review click here.

News:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Blue Jackets trade Tomas Kubalik to Jets for Spencer Machacek in swap of forwards.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets trade Spencer Machacek to Columbus Blue Jackets.

Columbus Dispatch:  Jackets acquire Machacek from Jets for Kubalik.