ESPN is reporting that the Devils have traded Anssi Salmela to the Thrashers for veteran defenseman Niclas Havelid.
It's definitely an upgrade for the Devils, who add a solid defensive defenseman, but I doubt this is the end. The Devils' biggest need is a puck-moving blueliner, and Havelid does not fit that role, notching only two goals this season.
I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Scott Niedermayer.
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