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Lightning trade Maroon, Cajkovic to Wild for seventh-round pick in 2024

Pat Maroon Tampa Bay Lightning Pat Maroon - The Canadian Press

The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded forward Pat Maroon and Max Cajkovic to the Minnesota Wild for a seventh-round pick in the 2024 draft, the team announced Sunday.

The Lightning will retain 20 per cent of Maroon's salary.

Maroon, who signed as a free agent with the Lightning in August 2019, registered five goals and nine assists in 80 games this past season.

The 35-year-old has 117 goals and 171 assists in 729 career regular-season contests. 

Cajkovic, 22, was drafted by Tampa in the third round in 2019 and has yet to appear in a NHL game.

The Bratislava, Slovakia, native, tallied 10 goals and 17 helpers in 41 games with the Orlando Solar Bears in 2022-23.