Rangers trade Christensen, draft pick to Wild for Wellman Staff

2/3/2012 11:05:30 AM

The New York Rangers have traded forward Erik Christensen and a conditional seventh-round pick to the Minnesota Wild for forward Casey Wellman.

Wellman will be assigned to the Rangers AHL affiliate, the Connecticut Whale.

Christensen, 28, had one goal and five points in 20 games for the Rangers this season. The six-year NHL veteran has 62 goals and 156 points in his career.

Wellman, in his third season with the Wild, had two goals and seven points in 14 games.