SAN JOSE, Calif. (WWJ/AP)– The Detroit Red Wings announced Sunday that the club has traded the rights for defenseman Brad Stuart to the San Jose Sharks.
In return, the Red Wings received a conditional seventh round pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft and forward Andrew Murray from the Sharks.
Both Stuart and Murray are set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1.
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson says he is hopeful he can sign Stuart to a new contract later this month.
Stuart played five seasons for the Red Wings. He was acquired by Detroit from the Los Angeles Kings on February 26, 2008 for the Wings second round pick in 2008 and fourth round pick in 2009. Stuart was with Detroit winning a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2008.
The 32-year-old Stuart had six goals and 15 assists in 81 games last season.
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