New Jersey Devils deal Fraser, Pelley to Anaheim Ducks in minor deal

NEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey Devils have acquired defenceman Kurtis Foster and goaltender Timo Pielmeier from Anaheim in exchange for defenceman Mark Fraser, centre Rob Pelley and their seventh-round pick in the 2012 draft.

Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello announced the trade late Monday afternoon, a deal which seemingly will give the players involved a new start.

Foster, 30, had a goal and an assist in nine games with Anaheim. He also played in two games with Syracuse of the AHL. Now in his seventh NHL season, the 6-5, 225-pound defenceman has career totals of 38 goals and 105 assists.

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Pielmeier, 22, has appeared in ten games this season with Elmira of the ECHL.

Fraser has appeared in four games, while Pelley saw action in seven contests.