Maple Leafs trade veteran defenseman Klee to Devils

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils acquired
veteran defenseman Ken Klee from the Toronto Maple Leafs on
Wednesday in a trade for minor league forward Aleksander Suglobov.

Klee, an 11-year veteran, can be a free agent after the season.
He signed with Toronto in 2003 after spending nine seasons with
Washington, and has career totals of 50 goals and 105 assists in
692 regular-season games.

The 34-year-old Klee was third among Toronto defensemen with 15
points (12 assists) and 66 penalty minutes in 56 games. Lou
Lamoriello, the Devils' general manager and interim coach, said the
deal provides his team with valuable experience and defensive

Suglobov, 24, is in his third season in North America. He had 25
goals and 23 assists for 48 points and 52 penalty minutes in 51
games with Albany of the AHL this season.