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O'Sullivan and Kotalik headed to Edmonton on deadline day

Wednesday, 03.04.2009 / 6:38 PM / News

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers added a pair of forwards just before the NHL's trade deadline Wednesday.

Ales Kotalik joins the Oilers in a deal with Buffalo while Patrick O'Sullivan is headed to Edmonton from Los Angeles via Carolina as part of a three-team trade. The Oilers also picked up a second-round draft pick from in 2009 from Carolina as part of the O'Sullivan deal.

The Sabres receive a second-round pick from the Oilers in the Kotalik trade.

In exchange for O'Sullivan, the Oilers sent forward Erik Cole and a fifth-round draft pick in '09 to Carolina while the Hurricanes gave up forward Justin Williams to the Kings in exchange for O'Sullivan and a second-round pick in '09.

O'Sullivan recorded 14 goals and 23 assists in 62 games this season. In 188 NHL games, O'Sullivan, has 41 goals and 68 assists in 188 career games. In 56 games with Buffalo this season, Kotalik has 13 goals and 19 assists.

Cole has 16 goals and 11 assists 63 games while Williams, who has battled injury the past two seasons, has three goals and seven assists in 32 games.

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