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Columbus Blue Jackets deal injured Nathan Horton to Toronto Maple Leafs for David Clarkson @NHLdotcom

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired right wing David Clarkson from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for right wing Nathan Horton.

Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the deal Thursday night.

The 29-year-old Horton, a prized signing two years ago, has not played for the Blue Jackets all season because of a degenerative condition in his back. He has 203 goals and 218 assists in 627 NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers.

The 30-year-old Clarkson has 10 goals and five assists in 58 games this season. He has 112 goals and 84 assists in 544 NHL games with the Maple Leafs and New Jersey.

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