Blue Jackets nab D Schultz from Oilers

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Columbus, OH ( - The Edmonton Oilers have shipped veteran defenseman Nick Schultz to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Wednesday's trade deadline in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the upcoming NHL Draft.

Schultz has played in 871 regular-season games over a 12-year career, the majority of which was spent with the Minnesota Wild. The 31-year-old recorded four assists and 24 penalty minutes over 60 contests with Edmonton in 2013-14.

The Oilers had acquired Schultz from the Wild in exchange for defenseman Tom Gilbert in February of 2012.

Columbus, which presently owns a one-point lead for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, was reportedly involved in one of the day's bigger deals earlier Wednesday. Multiple media outlets have stated the club traded seven-time 30-goal scorer Marian Gaborik to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Matt Frattin and a pair of conditional draft choices.

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