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Edmonton Oilers send Patrick O’Sullivan to Phoenix Coyotes for Jim Vandermeer

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Patrick O’Sullivan to the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday in exchange for defenceman Jim Vandermeer.

The move came one day after the Oilers placed O’Sullivan on waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract.

O’Sullivan had 11 goals and 34 points in 73 games for Edmonton last season.

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The 25-year-old also finished with a minus-35 rating.

Vandermeer joins his fifth NHL team. In 374 career NHL games, he has 22 goals and 87 points.

Also Wednesday, Oilers captain Ethan Moreau was claimed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.