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Islanders acquire Palmieri, Zajac from Devils for Cup run

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have acquired veteran forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils in a trading deadline move to improve their Stanley Cup chances. The teams announced the deal Wednesday evening with the Devils getting the Islanders’ first-round pick this year, a conditional fourth-round choice next year and forwards A.J. Greer and Mason Jobst. The trade deadline is Monday. New Jersey will pay half of Zajac and Palmieri’s salaries. Palmieri, who has not played since last weekend and will be a free agent after this season. 

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