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Deadline Deals: Nick Schultz to Columbus/Draft Pick to Edmonton

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired veteran defenseman Nick Schultz from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 5th-Round pick.

Schultz is a solid defensive defenseman who has played 871 games since the 2001-02 season. He doesn’t score much, but he is still a very effective player on the back-end.

In Edmonton, he shared a defense pairing with 23-year old, fellow-last-name-holder-albeit-unrelated Justin Schultz.

The trade comes after the Blue Jackets traded Marian Gaborik away and received Matt Frattin in return earlier in the day.

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Kevin Sporka

Kevin Sporka

Kevin Sporka is the Senior Media Analyst and Detroit Red Wings beat writer at HOHM. He is also the author of the Fantasy Hockey Fridays, In Retrospect, Milestone Monday, and Legends By the Number segments.
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