The Dallas Stars have acquired defenceman Ben Lovejoy from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenceman Connor Carrick and a third-round pick in 2019.

In 52 games this season, Lovejoy has two goals and five assists. The Concord, NH has averaged 17:35 of ice-time a night this season.

Lovejoy, 35, is in his 11th NHL and was in his third with the Devils.

Undrafted out of Dartmouth, Lovejoy has appeared in 524 games in his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks and Devils. He was a member of the Pens' 2016 Stanley Cup winning team.

He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end.

Carrick, 24, has appeared in 14 games for the Stars this season after being acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs during the preseason. He has a goal and three assists.

A native of Orland Park, IL, Carrick has appeared in 181 NHL games over five NHL seasons with the Washington Capitals, Leafs and Stars.

Carrick will become a restricted free agent at season's end.

No salary was retained in the deal.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun notes that the Devils might not be done just yet.

Marcus Johansson will be held out of the lineup on Saturday afternoon against the New York Rangers with what LeBrun calls "lots of traction" on the 28-year-old Swedish winger.

In 48 games this season, the former Capital has 12 goals and 15 assists. 

Johansson is in the final year of a three-year, $13.75 million deal signed with the Caps and he is set to become a UFA on July 1.