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Devils acquire Rutuu from Hurricanes for Loktionov, draft pick

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The New Jersey Devils acquired veteran winger Tuomo Ruutu from the Carolina Hurricanes for center Andrei Loktionov and a conditional third-round pick in 2017, the teams announced Wednesday.

In 57 games with the Hurricanes this season, the 31-year-old Ruutu, in the second year of a four-year $19 million deal, has five goals and 11 assists. In 606 career NHL games with the Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks, Ruutu scored 138 goals and 186 assists.

The 23-year-old Loktionov has 19 goals and 19 assists in 135 career games with the Devils and Los Angeles Kings.
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