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Hurricanes send Tlusty to Jets for draft picks

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have traded forward Jiri Tlusty to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for two draft picks.

The Hurricanes will acquire a third-round selection in the 2016 draft. The team says the other pick will be in this year's draft, a fifth-round selection if the Jets make the playoffs and a sixth-rounder if they don't.

The 26-year-old Tlusty had tallied 76 goals and 69 assists in 322 games with Carolina over parts of six seasons. His career-highs of 23 goals and 38 points came during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.

Winnipeg hosts St. Louis on Thursday, while Carolina hosts Washington on Friday.