COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Columbus Blue Jackets waited until the final hour of the NHL trade deadline on Wednesday to deal forward Raffi Torres to the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Nathan Paetsch and a second-round draft pick.
The Blue Jackets also sent defenseman Milan Jurcina, acquired from Washington along with forward Chris Clark earlier this season. back to the Capitals for a sixth-round draft pick.
Torres, who can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, scored 19 goals and added 12 assists for the Blue Jackets in 60 games this season. Paetsch is a journeyman blue-liner who has seven goals and 35 assists in 157 career NHL games.
Jurcina had one goal and two assists in 17 games with Columbus.