Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Blue Jackets traded right wing Marian Gaborik

The Blue Jackets traded right wing Marian Gaborik to the Los Angeles Kings for a pair of draft picks and right wing Matt Frattin, allowing the Jackets to unload a high-priced veteran goal-scorer whose time in Columbus was beset by ineffective play and injuries.
With about 30 minutes to go before the 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, the Blue Jackets shored up their injury-depleted defense by acquiring veteran Nick Schultz from the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round pick.
Both Frattin and Schultz are expected to meet the Blue Jackets tonight in Chicago. They play the Blackhawks in United Center on Thursday. In return for Gaborik, the Jackets will get a second-round draft pick from the Kings, originally owned by the Toronto Maple Leafs. They will also get a third-round pick, originally owned by the Edmonton Oilers, if the Kings win a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series or if the Kings resign Gaborik this summer.

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