Dec 20, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu (15) skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals at PNC Arena. The Capitals won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Trade Deadline: Tuomo Ruutu To New Jersey

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded Tuomo Ruutu to the New Jersey Devils in a deal that can be viewed as a salary dump move by the Hurricanes.

Going back to Carolina are Andrei Loktionov and a conditional 2017 3rd rd draft pick. Ruutu has 16 points in 57 games with Carolina this season in what has been viewed as a disappointing season. The Devils are hoping that change of scenery could be just what he needs to turn things around, and help push them into the playoffs.

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