The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Mike Green from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Kyle Brodziak and a conditional draft pick in either 2020 or 2021.
The pick will be a fourth-round selection in 2020, but will become a third-rounder in 2021 if Edmonton reaches the conference final this spring and Green appears in half the Oilers’ games. Detroit retains half of Green’s salary-cap hit, which works out to about $2.7 million.
Green, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-20 campaign, has three goals and eight assists in 48 games with Detroit this season. The 34-year-old has spent the past four-plus years with the Red Wings after 10 seasons with the Washington Capitals.
Brodziak, 35, was on long-term injured reserve due to a back issue that forced him to retire in September.