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Bryan Bickell, Teuvo Teravainen acquired by Hurricanes from Blackhawks

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forwards Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for two draft picks.

Carolina gives up 2nd-, 3rd-round picks to Chicago

Teuvo Teravainen (86) and Bryan Bickell celebrate a Chicago Blackhawks' goal in March of the 2015-2016 season. The duo will remain teammates after they were acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for draft picks on Wednesday. (Don Smith/Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forwards Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for two draft picks.

Carolina sent a second-round pick in the 2016 draft, the 50th overall, and a third-round pick next year to Chicago, which saves significant salary-cap space.

Teravainen had 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points in his first full NHL season. He had four goals and six assists during the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup run a year ago.

The 21-year-old Finn is considered one of the top prospects in hockey.

Bickell, who split time between Chicago and the AHL's Rockford last season, has one year left on his contract, at a cap hit of $4 million. He was considered a buyout candidate with the window opening Wednesday.

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