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Edmonton Oilers acquire Nick Bjugstad from Arizona Coyotes

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired centre Nick Bjugstad from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a third-round draft pick and defensive prospect Michael Kesselring.

Bjugstad, 30, is a pending unrestricted free agent playing out a one-year deal valued at $900,000. The Coyotes are reportedly retaining 50 percent of his salary, though. 

In 59 games with the Coyotes this season, the 11-year veteran has amassed 23 points to go along with strong territorial results in a defensively-oriented role.

The Oilers have been connected to Bjugstad for some time now, and they finally made it happen. This move comes in a busy trade deadline week for general manager Ken Holland, who has already moved out Jesse Puljujärvi and added Mattias Ekholm in separate deals.

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