Loveland Reporter-Herald

Canadiens acquire defenseman Merrill from Red Wings

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The New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Jonas Siegenthal­er from the Washington Capitals on Sunday for a 2021 third-round pick.

Washington clears $800,000 in salary-cap space before the trade deadline Monday by dealing one of the eight defensemen on its active roster. New Jersey gets a 23-year-old left shot on the blue line for its rebuilding efforts.

Siegenthal­er is a restricted free agent after this season. The 2015 second-round pick from Switzerlan­d has 13 points in 97 regularsea­son NHL games, all with the Capitals.

The third-round pick the Devils sent to the Capitals is Arizona’s that they acquired by trading 2018 MVP Taylor Hall to the Coyotes last year.

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