IN BRIEF : Whalers Get Pavese for Robertson

From Times staff and wire service reports

The Hartford Whalers have traded left wing Torrie Robertson for defenseman Jim Pavese from the Detroit Red Wings, Whalers President and General Manager Emile Francis said today. Both players were expected to report to their new clubs immediately, and Pavese was scheduled to be in Hartford on Wednesday for the Whalers game against Edmonton.

Pavese, 26, who played in 39 games with the Red Wings this season, has scored three goals and six assists and totaled 130 minutes in penalties. In 323 NHL games, Pavese has 13 goals and 44 assists, along with 684 minutes in penalties. He has played in 33 Stanley Cup playoff games, tallying six assists and 81 penalty minutes.

Robertson came to the Whalers from Washington in October, 1983. He has played six seasons in Hartford and has 36 goals, 79 assists and 1,368 minutes in penalties, a Whalers record. This season, Robertson had two goals, four assists and 84 penalty minutes in 27 games.