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Edmonton Oilers acquire defenceman Marc Fistric

Mark Fistric is checked into the boards by the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., Jan. 24,...

Mark Fistric is checked into the boards by the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., Jan. 24, 2011. (BEN NELMS/Reuters)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:07 AM ET

EDMONTON - When the schedule reads 48 games in 98 days, depth is everything. So the Edmonton Oilers make a pre-emptive strike in that department Monday, acquiring defenceman Mark Fistric from the Dallas Stars. Edmonton gave up a third pick in the 2013 draft for the six-foot-two, 233-pound Edmonton native.

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