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Deslauriers traded

Goaltender Jeff Deslauriers, who was 6-8-1 with a 3.25 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage for the Komets this season, was traded by the Anaheim Ducks to the Minnesota Wild before the trade deadline.

The Wild traded its No. 2 goalie, Matt Hackett, to the Buffalo Sabres in the Jason Pominville deal. So Deslauriers probably will be third on the depth chart behind Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper.

Deslauriers has played in 62 NHL games with Anaheim and Edmonton, going 23-32-4 with a 3.24 GAA and a .901 save percentage.

I don't ever remember a (sort of) current Komets player being part of an NHL trade deadline deal, but I'm sure it's happened sometime.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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