Various sources report the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired center David Steckel from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2012.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Steckel is an established, physical forward (6-5, 217), but he’s not a scoring forward by any stretch. I daresay this move was made to acquire more depth at center due to injuries to Tim Connolly, Tyler Bozak and Nazim Kadri, and GM Brian Burke is still interested in getting a top six forward. He’s currently in the second year of a three year deal paying him $1.1 million per season, so his salary is an affordable addition.