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Columbus/Rangers Trade

via Puck-rakers, Columbus Blue Jackets Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche have been traded to the New York Rangers for Fedor Tyutin and Christian Backman.

Update 4:32pm ET: And from TSN (link not yet available)—

Sources tell TSN the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers have completed a trade. The Rangers will receive Nikolai Zherdev as part of the package. Details to follow.

Update 5:19pm ET: TSN has more now.

Update 5:30pm ET: Puck-rakers has more, explaining the reasons for this deal from the Blue Jackets’ perspective.

Update 5:37pm ET: Comment from GM Scott Howson—

“The addition of Fedor and Christian to our lineup has really improved our puck moving ability from the blueline.  All strong teams are built from the backend out and we feel like we made significant strides in that area today.”

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: christian+backman, fedor+tyutin, nikolai+zherdev

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