A total of 43 players were involved in 24 trades among NHL teams trying to dump salary, rebuild, or get serious about a Stanley Cup run this spring. Further down, each trade that took place on Monday is listed for consolidated viewing.

Prior to the weekend, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Nathan Horton. The Leafs' blockbuster free agency acquisition in 2013, Clarkson scored just 26 points in 118 games as the Leafs entered a massive tailspin following their playoff run two years ago. Columbus is currently out of the playoff picture, too, but they were able to move Horton's contract. Horton hasn't suited up all season as he continues an unfortunate battle with concussion symptoms.

Chris Stewart will make his way from Buffalo to Minnesota; the Wild exchanged their 2nd-round pick for the 2017 draft.

The Florida Panthers acquired Jaromir Jagr from New Jersey last weekend in order to make one final push for the playoffs. They currently sit two points out of the Eastern conference's final wild card spot.

The Philadelphia Flyers traded defensive mainstay Braydon Coburn to Tampa Bay in exchange for Radko Gudas, a 3rd-round pick, and a conditional 1st-round pick in this year's draft. 

Chicago added some toughness by acquiring Andrew Desjardins from the Sharks. The Blues went one higher than their division rivals by snagging defenseman Robert Bortuzzo from the Pens. The Capitals also added toughness and defensive depth when they traded for Tim Gleason on Saturday. That's about all the movement where toughness is concerned. Teams seemed to target defensive depth and role players this year. Here's a complete list of Monday's front office action: