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Del Zotto traded to Ducks, who send Aberg to Wild

Schenn goes to Canucks, Anaheim adds Kloos in separate deals @NHLdotcom

Michael Del Zotto was traded to the Anaheim Ducks by the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday after the Ducks traded Pontus Aberg to the Minnesota Wild.

They were the second and third trades made by Anaheim this week. On Monday, center Andrew Cogliano was traded to the Dallas Stars.

The Ducks have lost an Anaheim-record 12 games in a row. They next play Thursday at the Wild (8 p.m. ET; FS-N, PRIME, NHL.TV).


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Vancouver received Luke Schenn and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Anaheim received Justin Kloos from Minnesota and center Devin Shore from Dallas.

Del Zotto, a 28-year-old defenseman, had four points (one goal, three assists) in 23 games this season, his second with Vancouver. After playing 82 games last season, he has been a healthy scratch for 16 of the past 17 games and 24 times this season.

Schenn, a 29-year-old defenseman, did not have a point in eight games in his first season with Anaheim.

Aberg, a 25-year-old wing, had 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) in 37 games this season, his first with the Ducks.

Video: Pontus Aberg sent to Wild, Ducks get Justin Kloos

Kloos has played one NHL game, last season for Minnesota. The 25-year-old leads Iowa of the American Hockey League with 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) in 34 games this season.

The Ducks made their fourth trade of the week when they acquired forward Derek Grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Joseph Blandisi on Wednesday.

Grant had five points (two goals, three assists) in 25 games for Pittsburgh this season. The 28-year-old had NHL career highs in goals (12), assists (12) and points (24) in 66 games for Anaheim last season.

Blandisi had no points in six games in two seasons with the Ducks. The 24-year-old has 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) in 74 NHL games.

Anaheim on Wednesday also placed forwards Jakob Silfverberg (lower body) and Ryan Kesler (lower body) on injured reserve. Forward Patrick Eaves, who has not played since Nov. 9 because of a rib injury, was assigned to San Diego of the American Hockey League.

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