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Ducks trade Ryan Carter to Carolina for two minor leaguers

Ducks3 The Ducks acquired forwards Stefan Chaput and Matt Kennedy from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in exchange for center Ryan Carter.

Chaput and Kennedy have played in the Hurricanes' American Hockey League affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., this season.

Chaput, 22, was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NHL draft. He has three assists in 20 games this season. The Montreal native recorded 38 points with Albany (N.Y.) of the AHL in 2009-10.

Kennedy, 21, was selected by the Hurricanes in the fifth round of the 2009 draft. He has one point in eight games with Charlotte this season.

Carter,who made his NHL debut during the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup championship playoff run, was placed on waivers by the Ducks for the second time in four months on Monday. He cleared waivers Tuesday and was slated to report to the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y., before the trade was announced.

The Minnesota native has struggled this season, recording three points in 18 games.

Carter joins former Ducks teammate Troy Bodie, who was claimed off waivers by the Hurricanes last week.

-- Austin Knoblauch

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Photo: Ducks forward Ryan Carter takes a shot during a game against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images

 
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