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Flyers trade minor-league winger Matthew Ford to Blue Jackets for future considerations

Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 4:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Flyers trade minor-league winger Matthew Ford to Blue Jackets for future considerations

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Matthew Ford from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations.

Ford will report to the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League in Springfield, Mass.

Originally selected by Chicago in the eighth round, 256th overall, of the 2004 NHL draft, Ford has 72 goals and 69 assists in 256 career AHL games with Hartford, Lake Erie, Hershey and Adirondack.

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound right winger, a California native who played college hockey at Wisconsin, has four goals and nine assists in 35 AHL games this season.

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