Brian Sutherby traded to Dallas.

The second trade of the Bob Murray era is complete, and it’s slightly bigger than the first (which sent Joakim Lindstrom to the Phoenix Coyotes): Brian Sutherby is going to Dallas in exchange for a college player and a future draft pick.

The collegian is David McIntyre, a 21-year-old center playing for Colgate University, who was a fifth-round pick in 2006 by the Stars. The draft pick is a conditional sixth-round pick in 2010. I’m not sure what the conditions are, but will report them in tomorrow’s editions.

Moving Sutherby clears up a couple pictures for the Ducks. He was one of two fourth-line centers along with Ryan Carter, and Carter had recently upgraded his value by playing well between Bobby Ryan and George Parros. Carter was younger and faster than Sutherby, had recently signed a three-year contract, and was a viable second- or third-line backup option (and better in the faceoff circle). Sutherby was not, although he could play all three forward positions, and had just as many goals as Carter (3) and a solid plus-6 rating.

The move also clears up $700,000 in salary-cap space — not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but the Ducks had been within $500,000 of the cap ceiling, which limited their ability to recall AHL players for short-term injury replacements.

More in tomorrow’s editions.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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