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Ducks get defenseman James Wisniewski in one of four deadline deals
Ducks get defenseman James Wisniewski in one of four deadline deals

General Manager Bob Murray completed a flurry of four NHL trade-deadline deals Monday to upgrade the Ducks' blue line. The major "get" was defenseman James Wisniewski, 31, a former Duck (2008-10) who is expected to provide power-play points and playoff physicality. Wisniewski could be paired with Cam Fowler, after his stay-at-home partner, Ben Lovejoy, 31, was dealt to Pittsburgh for 23-year-old defenseman Simon Despres. To acquire Wisniewski, the Ducks parted with minor league center William Karlsson, a 2015 second-round pick, and unproductive forward Rene Bourque, who was acquired from Montreal earlier this season and cleared waivers Monday morning. As part of the...

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