Panthers move Marc Savard’s contract and a 2nd-round pick to Devils

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The New Jersey Devils picked up a second-round pick in the 2018 draft and Marc Savard — and his contract — from the Florida Panthers in exchange for minor league forwards Graham Black and Paul Thompson in a trade Friday.

The 38-year-old Savard, who hasn’t played a game since the 2010-11 season due to concussion issues, has a cap hit of $4 million on his contract through 2016-17, as per General Fanager.

A year ago, his contract, which has a salary of $575,000 for the upcoming season, was traded from Boston to Florida in the deal involving Reilly Smith and Jimmy Hayes.

Black spent this season in the American Hockey League with the Albany Devils, scoring seven goals and nine points in 50 games. Thompson scored 13 goals and 35 points in 56 games with Albany, and played three games with New Jersey this season.