Isles, Oilers swap defensemen Bergeron, Grebeshkov
Bergeron, who has eight goals and 16 assists in 55 games this season, has spent his career with the Oilers. In 189 games over three-plus seasons, he has 33 goals and 88 points.
The Islanders also received a third-round draft pick in 2008 in the trade.
"This trade addresses our need for a quality offensive defenseman to improve our power play," said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. "Marc-Andre is an excellent point man, a very good skater and a solid competitor."
Grebeshkov was a first-round draft pick in 2002 and has played 33 NHL games, but is spending this season with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Russian league.
The 23-year-old is expected to remain in Russia this season. He'll be a restricted free agent this summer.
"We see the upside in the player we're acquiring," Oilers general manager Kevin Lowe said. "We see this as a long-term upgrade."
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