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Thrashers acquire D McCarthy

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Ducks have traded defenseman Steve McCarthy to the Atlanta Thrashers for future considerations.

The deal was announced Thursday.

McCarthy had no goals, one assist and seven penalty minutes in two preseason games with Anaheim. He previously played with Atlanta during the 2007-08 season.

He has appeared in 302 NHL games, including stints with Chicago and Vancouver, with 17 goals, 38 assists and 168 penalty minutes. He spent last season with the Kontinental Hockey League.