Jackets trade draft pick for Stralman

Updated: September 28, 2009, 6:05 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded a third-round pick in the 2010 draft to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Anton Stralman.

The 23-year-old Swede played 88 games the past two seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs before being traded along with forward Colin Stuart to Calgary in July for center Wayne Primeau.

Stralman, a seventh-round pick in the 2005 draft by the Maple Leafs, has four goals and 18 assists in his two seasons in the NHL. He will be given a shot at playing on the Blue Jackets' league-worst power play. The Blue Jackets also cut nine players on Monday to pare their roster to 27 players in advance of Saturday's season opener at home against Minnesota.


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