With injury to Brodin, Wild acquire defensemen from New Jersey
The Minnesota Wild acquired defenseman Viktor Loov from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for forwards Christoph Bertschy and Mario Lucia, the Wild announced.
Loov, 25, has two points in four career NHL games, stemming from a stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16. He had five goals and 12 assists in 36 games with Binghamton of the American Hockey League this season.
Bertschy played in one NHL game for the Wild this season and nine in his career (an assist is his lone point). The 23-year-old had eight goals and nine assists for Iowa of the AHL this season.
The 24-year-old Lucia had six goals and nine assists in 40 games for Iowa. He hasn't played in an NHL game despite being a second-round pick in 2011.