EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers are shaking up their blue-line, acquiring Nick Schultz from the Minnesota Wild for Tom Gilbert on Monday.
Schultz is a more defensive-minded player than Gilbert and had spent his entire career with the Wild. He has three points (1-2) in 62 games this season.
The 29-year-old carries a US$3.5-million cap hit through 2013-14.
Gilbert also has two years remaining on his contract with an annual cap hit of $4 million.
He has 17 points (3-14) in 47 games for Edmonton this season.