Devils acquire Tyler Toffoli from Flames in exchange for Yegor Sharangovich, third-round pick

The New Jersey Devils have upgraded an already impressive forward group by acquiring winger Tyler Toffoli from the Calgary Flames, the team announced on Tuesday. In return, the Flames got the rights to pending restricted free agent Yegor Sharangovich and a 2023 third-round pick.

Fresh off a spectacular season at Calgary, Toffoli has one year left on his current contract at $4.25 million per season. In 2022-23, Toffoli set career highs in goals (34), assists (39), and points (73). He should slot right into New Jersey’s top six, alongside highly-skilled forwards like Jack Hughes, Jesper Bratt and Nico Hischier.

In addition to his production, Toffoli also brings a wealth of experience and a championship pedigree to a Devils team that is still ascending. Throughout his 733 NHL games, Toffoli has piled up 227 goals and 239 assists for a total of 466 points. In the 2014 playoffs, Toffoli tallied 14 points in 26 games as he helped the Los Angeles Kings hoist the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years.

With Toffoli now in the mix, Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald will continue working on an extension for Timo Meier, who is coming off a 40-goal season.

The Flames, who appear to be in the midst of another turbulent offseason, do get the negotiating rights to the 25-year-old Sharangovich out of the deal. Sharangovich showed some promise in New Jersey, and the Flames have to hope they can build on that moving forward. Last season, Sharangovish tallied 13 goals and 17 assists in 75 games, and he recorded 24 goals in the 2021-22 campaign.

Stream 2023 U.S. Open Cup semis on CBS Sports Golazo Network

FC Cincinnati will host Inter Miami in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup semifinals on Wednesday on the CBS Golazo Network. Cincinnati are in first place in the MLS Eastern Conference, but have gotten mixed results during tournament play this summer and now enter Wednesday’s match following a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Crew. Meanwhile, Inter continue to ride a seven-game winning streak since Lionel Messi got to town, most recently winning the Leagues Cup final in a shootout.

Inter Miami are the -104 favorites (risk $104 to win $100) in the latest FC Cincinnati vs. Inter Miami odds, while Cincinnati are +210 underdogs. A draw returns +265 on the 90-minute money line. The over/under for total goals is 3.5. Kickoff from TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, is at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday. You can stream Cincinnati vs. Miami on the CBS Sports Golazo Network.

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How to watch Miami vs. Cincinnati
Inter Miami vs. FC Cincinnati date: Wednesday, August 23
Inter Miami vs. FC Cincinnati time: 7 p.m. ET
Inter Miami vs. FC Cincinnati live stream: CBS Sports Golazo Network
What you need to know about Cincinnati
The home team sits atop the MLS Eastern Conference standings and would like to get back to league play after an uneven run in tournaments. Last Sunday’s match against Columbus was the first time Cincinnati have been clean-sheeted since June, so they will try to bounce back.

Cincinnati haven’t been keeping their opponents off the scoresheet either. In fact, they haven’t recorded a clean sheet since a 3-0 win over Toronto FC on June 21. This could spell trouble against an Inter team that has scored in bunches. Stream the match here.

What you need to know about Miami
Before Messi joined Inter Miami this summer, the team was 5-3-14 through 22 MLS matches. They are now undefeated in seven straight matches since he joined the team, including last week’s League Cup final.

Messi has scored at least one goal in every match since joining Inter Miami in July. He is already Inter Miami’s third all-time leading goal scorer through just seven games and is showing no signs of slowing down. Stream the match here.

How to watch, live stream Miami vs. Cincinnati in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup
SportsLine soccer expert Brandt Sutton’s best bet for this matchup is Over 3.5 goals at +122 odds. “These two teams have combined to score four or more goals in four of their last six head-to-head meetings,” Sutton told SportsLine. “Backing Over 3.5 goals in a match isn’t something I do every day, but given the recent history between these two teams, I think we could see a high-scoring affair.”