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Detroit Red Wings acquire G Alex Nedeljkovic in trade, send Jonathan Bernier to Hurricanes

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The Detroit Red Wings have acquired Alex Nedeljkovic from the Carolina Hurricanes.

The team announced the move Thursday afternoon, shortly after the trade freeze that was imposed during the expansion draft had lifted.

General manager Steve Yzerman sent the No. 94 pick in the 2021 draft and the rights to veteran goaltender Jonathan Bernier. Yzerman locked up Nedeljkovic for two years at a $3 million annual salary cap hit.

Hurricanes goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic stops a shot by Red Wings right wing Filip Zadina during the first period on Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Hurricanes goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic stops a shot by Red Wings right wing Filip Zadina during the first period on Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nedeljkovic will share goaltending duties next season with Thomas Greiss.

In making the trade, Yzerman essentially swapped a 32-year-old in Bernier, who was coming off a contract making $3 million a year for a 25-year-old in Nedeljkovic making the same money. Nedeljkovic posted a 1.90 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in 23 games last season for the Hurricanes. He went 2-0 against the Wings with a 1.51 GAA and .951 save percentage.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Red Wings acquire G Alex Nedeljkovic in trade

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