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Atlanta sends Foster to Ducks for veteran

Updated: June 26, 2004, 6:52 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers got the veteran defenseman they needed, acquiring Niclas Havelid in a trade with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Saturday.

Havelid

The Thrashers gave up defenseman Kurtis Foster for Havelid, who helped the Mighty Ducks reach the Stanley Cup finals in 2003 with career highs in goals (11) and assists (22).

Havelid, 31, has missed only three games in the past two seasons.

"Niclas is a well-rounded defenseman who brings a tremendous amount ...

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