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Nikita Nesterov traded to Canadiens by Lightning

Tampa Bay receives Jonathan Racine, draft pick for defenseman @NHLdotcom

The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenseman Nikita Nesterov in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

The Lightning receive defenseman prospect Jonathan Racine and a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.


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Nesterov, 23, has three goals and nine assists in 35 games this season, and eight goals and 20 assists in 119 NHL games, all with the Lightning, who selected him with the No. 148 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.

Racine, 23, was selected by the Florida Panthers with the No. 87 pick in the 2011 draft. He played one game for the Panthers during the 2013-14 season before being traded to Montreal on Oct. 8, 2016. He has three assists and 58 penalty minutes in 26 games for St. John's of the American Hockey League this season.

Video: TBL@CHI: Nesterov rips a low slap shot past Crawford

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