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Toronto Trades David Clarkson To Columbus For Nathan Horton

02/26/2015 at 6:18pm EST

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired right wing David Clarkson from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for right wing Nathan Horton, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Clarkson, 30, has registered 112 goals and 84 assists for 196 points with 955 penalty minutes in 544 career NHL games with the Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils, while adding 5-9-14 and 79 penalty minutes in 44 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. He has collected 10-5-15 and 92 penalty minutes in 58 games this season.

“David Clarkson has been a 30-goal scorer in the NHL who will bring added character and leadership to our group and we believe he will be a valuable contributor to our team,” said Kekalainen. “While we are excited to welcome David to the Blue Jackets, it is also difficult that Nathan’s time here has ended prematurely due to his injury situation. He is a tremendous person and we wish him and his family all the best in the future.”

Toronto release below...

added 6:26pm,

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the hockey club has acquired forward Nathan Horton from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward David Clarkson.

Horton, 29, has not skated this season due injury (back). The native of Welland, Ontario has appeared in a total of 627 career NHL regular season games between Columbus, Boston and Florida, registering 421 points (203 goals, 218 assists). Horton has also skated in 43 career NHL playoff games, collecting 36 points (15 goals, 21 assists) while winning a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011.

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