The New York Rangers acquired right wing/center Casey Wellman from the Minnesota Wild on Friday for center/left wing Erik Christensen and a conditional seventh-round pick.
Wellman collected two goals and five assists in 14 games this season for Minnesota. The 24-year-old Californian, who has 14 goals and 12 assists this seasonh with Houston of the American Hockey League, will head to the Connecticut Whale.
Christensen has recorded one goal, four assists and two penalty minutes in 20 games this campaign. The 28-year-old has not played a game for the Rangers since Dec. 17.