By Jesse Blackwood The Arizona Coyotes have traded goaltender Matt Belieskey and defenseman Jiririri Hudlers to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange to acquire forward Nikita Zadorov from the Columbus Sabres.
Zadorov is a 2018 sixth-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres.
The Blue Jackets will receive a 2018 fifth-round draft pick, along with defenseman Jakub Zboril, a 2018 seventh-round selection, a 2019 third-round choice, a 2021 second-round, a 2020 third-rounder, a 2022 second-rounder and a 2022 fifth-rounder.
Belieskey, 25, had a 10-6-1 record and .929 save percentage in 32 games this season.
Zadoro is 6-0-0 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .905 save percentage for the Columbus Crew this season and is coming off a 10.1-point season.
Zboril is a 2016 seventh-rounder of the Colorado Avalanche.
Zgeril has two goals and five points in five games for Columbus this season, and is tied for second in the American Hockey League with five shutouts.