Dmitry Kulikov was traded to the Edmonton Oilers by the New Jersey Devils on Monday for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
The 30-year-old defenseman has two assists in 38 games this season and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Selected by the Florida Panthers in the first round (No. 14) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Kulikov has scored 172 points (35 goals, 137 assists) in 715 regular-season games with the Devils, Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres and Panthers. He has scored seven points (one goal, six assists) in 24 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
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The Oilers (25-15-2) are third in the seven-team Scotia North Division, seven points behind the first-place Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Devils (14-20-6) are seventh in the eight-team MassMutual East Division, 14 points behind the fourth-place Boston Bruins.
The top four teams in each division will qualify for the playoffs.