WINNIPEG — With the injuries continuing to mount Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff pulling the trigger on another trade, acquiring forward Jiri Tlusty from the Carolina Hurricanes. In exchange the Jets give up a 3rd round draft pick in the 2016 NHL draft and a conditional 6th round draft choice in 2015.
The 26-year-old Tlusty has spent the past six seasons in the Carolina Hurricanes organization after getting drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round, 13th overall in 2006. In 52 games this season he has 13 goals and 10 assists with 16 penalty minutes. A product of the Czech Republic Tlusty recorded a career high 23 goals in the 2012-13 season. He’s in the final year of his contract that pays him $2.95 million for 2014-15. He will be an unrestricted free agent in July.
The Jets have also placed Blake Wheeler on injured reserve with a lower body injury and he will not play tomorrow night against the St. Louis Blues.
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