Canucks acquire F Cory Conacher in trade with Islanders

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Monday March 2nd, 2015

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired forward Cory Conacher from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Dustin Jeffrey.

Conacher, 25, appeared in 15 games with the Islanders this season, posting three points (one goal, two assists) in an average ice time of 13:29. He also played 28 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, posting 22 points (five goals, 17 assists).

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Over his two seasons in the NHL, Conacher has also played with the Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres. He is due $600,000 this season before hitting free agency.

[daily_cut.nhl]Jeffrey has appeared in 49 games for the AHL's Utica Comets this season, recording 41 points (17 goals, 24 assists). He signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Canucks last July after previously playing with the Dallas Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Canucks (36-23-3) are second in the Pacific Division with 75 points. The Islanders (41-21-2) are first in the Metropolitan Division with 84.

The NHL's trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET Monday.

Mike Fiammetta

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