OILERS ACQUIRE D FISTRIC FROM STARS FOR THIRD-ROUND PICK

The Edmonton Oilers added some needed depth to their defence Monday, acquiring Mark Fistricfrom the Dallas Stars in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL draft.

“A lot of people are looking for the same type of addition to their depth chart,” Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini said. “Defenceman at this time are difficult to find. We want to be in a proactive mindset, if we could get something now, obviously work him into this group as quick as possible, the better we will be.”

Fistric, an Edmonton native, joins an Oilers team with a wounded defence corps. Already missing blue-liner Andy Sutton, Edmonton was dealt another blow when defenceman Theo Peckham left the ice with an injury during Monday’s practice. Tambellini said he Peckham aggravated a hip flexor.

Tambellini called it “a typical type of injury you would see when guys are trying to ramp up for an NHL season.”

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