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|Blackhawks Trade Campbell for Panthers
|ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenseman Brian Campbell to the Florida Panthers for forward Rostislav Olesz.
The deal was finalized late Friday, after the first round of the NHL draft.
The 32-year-old Campbell had 19 goals and 38 assists over three seasons with the Blackhawks. He was the third-highest paid player on the team last season at $7,142,000. The 25-year-old Olesz was the seventh overall pick by the Panthers in the 2004 draft. He had six goals and 11 assists in 44 games last season.
The Blackhawks had a busy day. They traded left wing Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for the 26th pick in the first round, giving them two selections.
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