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Devils trade for Alexei Ponikarovsky

Updated: February 14, 2013, 3:32 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

The New Jersey Devils have acquired left winger Alexei Ponikarovsky in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced on a conference call Wednesday night.

The Devils sent the Jets a seventh-round pick in 2013 and a fourth-round pick in 2014 in the deal.

Lamoriello said the decision to make the move for the 32-year-old Ponikarovsky was impacted by the injury to forward Dainius Zubrus, who underwent exploratory wrist surgery Thursday.

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