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Devils, Panthers swap depth forwards, picks

Saturday, 09.28.2013 / 11:21 AM / News
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Devils, Panthers swap depth forwards, picks
The New Jersey Devils traded forward Krystofer Barch and a seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Florida Panthers for forward Scott Timmins and a sixth-round pick in 2014.

The New Jersey Devils traded forward Krystofer Barch and a seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Florida Panthers for forward Scott Timmins and a sixth-round pick in 2014, the Panthers announced Saturday.

Barch, 33, spent part of the 2011-12 season with the Panthers. He had no points and 41 penalty minutes in 22 games for the Devils in 2012-13. He has 12 goals, 31 points and 713 penalty minutes in 326 NHL games in his career.

Timmins, 24, was a sixth-round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft. He's played 24 games for the Panthers, including five during the 2012-13 campaign, and has one goal and no assists. He had 11 goals and 24 points for San Antonio in the American Hockey League last season.

Barch is in the second year of a two-year, $1.5 million contract, while Timmins is on a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 if he spends the entire season in the NHL.

The seventh-round pick acquired by the Panthers is the St. Louis Blues' selection that New Jersey picked up in a trade for Matt D'Agostini in March.

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