The Minnesota Wild needed to find a way to get under the 50-contract limit on Thursday, and to accomplish this, they made a trade.
It has been announced that the Wild have traded Chris Bertschy and Mario Lucia to the New Jersey Devils ion return for defenseman Viktor Loov.
Bertschy is a young centre who has only taken part in one game with the Wild this season. He has tallied eight goals and 17 points in 45 contests in the AHL this season. His teammate Lucia, a 24-year-old forward, has yet to play an NHL game. He recorded six goals and 16 points in 40 games in the American Hcokey League.
As for Loov, he has played four contests in the NHL, with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16. The young defenseman has collected five goals and 17 points in 36 games with the Binghamton Devils.